2014 Midterm Elections by the Numbers

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Take a guess: How much money do you think was spent on the 2014 midterm elections?

a. More than $1 billion.

b. More than $2 billion.

c. More than $3 billion.

If you guessed c, you are correct.

The exact number is $3.66 billion, according to The Center for Public Integrity, a nonprofit, nonpartisan investigative news organization.

But that wasn’t the only number the organization crunched. They group has a page devoted to various election numbers.

For example, do you know how many members of the Federal Election Commission are serving despite expired terms? The number of key Senate races where so-called “dark money” paid for one in five television ads?

To the answers to those and many more election-related questions, click here.

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