2010 election

Tonight's Winner: Big Money

To: Editorial Writers and Interested Journalists
From: Public Campaign Action Fund
Date: November 2, 2010
Subject: Tonight’s winner--big money

The 2010 election has been dominated by headlines about anonymous donors, special interest influence, and record-breaking campaign spending and fundraising. Democrats will say Republican millionaires bought the election. Republicans will say that voters are just angry at Congress’ leftward shift and responded with their money and their votes. Both are too simplistic.

HISTORIC: ONE BILLION FOR HOUSE RACES, WATCHDOG PROJECTS

Combined House and Senate candidate fundraising and spending will near $2 billion
Secret donations to outside groups has fueled -- and obscured -- dramatic jump in candidate fundraising and spending

Washington, D.C. – Candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives will easily raise and spend more than a billion dollars for the first time ever, Public Campaign Action Fund projected today.