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Help Us Find Political Dark Money In Your State

January 01, 1970 | Sunlight Foundation | News
According to the National Institute for Money in State Politics, in state legislative races the average contribution total in 2014 was up to “$179,916 for state senate candidates and $69,842 for state house/assembly candidates.” The same study found that the average state and local judicial candidate raised $197,252. Compare that to U.S. Senate races topping $100 million in 2014, and House races costing $20 million and you could see why donors may perceive it will be easier to tip the scales in local races and possibly influence legislation locally.
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