These candidates spent the most this year running for a seat in the House of Representatives.
A Very Pricey House
The midterm elections are less than two weeks away, and whether you’re a democrat, republican or independent, there should be one thing we can all agree on: Candidates have spent a ton of money running for office. In fact, according to the Federal Election Commission, candidates running for the Senate and House of Representatives have so far raised nearly $1.5 billion and have spent $1.15 billion this year. By comparison, in the 2008 election, candidates spent about $1.4 billion. Generally, it is more expensive to run for the Senate than the House of Representatives, as we showed in a previous roundup of the most expensive Senate races. That said, many candidates do spend some big bucks running for a seat in the House. We’ve used the Federal Election Commission’s data on candidate spending to find out the 10 most expensive House races of 2010. Photo Credit: hellohowareyoudoing