Self-Financed Candidates Largely Fail

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

In American, can money buy you a Senate seat or a governorship? If you're billionaires like Meg Whitman, Carly Fiorina, or Linda McMahon, the answer this year was no. Of the 58 self-financed candidates that have run for the House or Senate this year, more than half were out before election day even came around. Todd Zwillich, Takeaway Washington correspondent, looks at the big money in this year's race.



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