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CitizenVox: How Much Does a Senate Seat Cost, New Campaign Finance Limits and More

February 11, 2011-

Stunning Statistics of the Week:

•$1.2 million: The amount that congressional Republicans collected toward the end of the midterms for a new fundraising committee called the Founders Joint Candidate Committee
•30: The number of families who contributed that amount
•2.5: The number of weeks it took to collect that cash
•$31,170: The average amount collected from each donor

How much does a Senate seat cost? $18 million in Washington state
U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) told a journalist that she expects her 2012 re-election campaign to cost $18 million. “Anybody can have several million dollars thrown at them at any given moment,” Cantwell said. “Everybody is looking at this cycle differently that the last one: At least I am.”

Remember Target? You ain’t seen nothing yet
Remember the brouhaha over Target’s political donations to a pro-business group that backed an anti-gay gubernatorial candidate? Target isn’t the only company getting in hot water for political donations. This year, more than 45 companies could face proxy initiatives related to political donations. Shareholders are increasingly inclined to support requirements that contributions be disclosed.




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