RACE FOR THE HOUSE

Among House Candidates Who Lost, Eldridge Had Biggest Spending Advantage

A Center for Responsive Politics compilation lists unsuccessful candidates who spent big.

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Jack Fitzpatrick
Feb. 12, 2015, 5:17 a.m.

The Cen­ter for Re­spons­ive Polit­ics com­piled a list of the 10 House can­did­ates who out­spent their op­pon­ents by the most amount of money, des­pite los­ing their races.

The list is led by in­vestor Sean Eldridge (D), who out­spent Rep. Chris Gib­son (R-NY 19) by nearly $3.4 mil­lion. The rest are former Rep. Lee Terry (R-NE 02), former Rep. Dan Maf­fei (D-NY 24), former state Sen. Tony Strick­land (R-CA 25), and former Reps. Steven Horsford (D-NV 04), Joe Gar­cia (D-FL 26), Pete Gal­lego (D-TX 23), Tim Bish­op (D-NY 01), Brad Schneider (D-IL 10), and John Bar­row (D-GA 12). (Syra­cuse Post-Stand­ard)

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