On this edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss election spending in the 2018 midterms. This November’s election will be the costliest midterm ever, with the total amount of money raised expected to reach $5.2 billion.
Hundreds of millions of dollars are flooding into campaigns for the House of Representatives. Senate races have also attracted a flood of cash totaling about a half billion dollars, and 40 percent of that is going to just 10 races. Who is funding the most expensive campaigns, and how could that influence the outcomes? What is the status of efforts to take money out of politics?
Sheila Krumholz, executive director of the Center for Responsive Politics
Paul Blumenthal, reporter at HuffPost and former senior writer for The Sunlight Foundation
Open Secrets News: Cruz, O’Rourke break spending record
Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Kemp, Abrams raise $22 million in three months in governor’s race