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We all know that the recently held election, what I like to refer to as the silly season, was the record-breaking mutha of all muthas when it comes to cash the candidates spent in total and that which was spent outta their own off-shore bank accounts. OpenSecrets has the pdf breakdown here, but left me give you a few of the highlights or lowlights per vote, depending on your personal ideology.
Whitman’s self-financed spending total — $119 million and counting — utterly dwarfs that of any self-funded candidate who’s competed at the federal level, running either for a congressional seat or the presidency, a Center for Responsive Politics study indicates.
Meggy’s per vote personal payout is somewhere between $57 bucks and $47 bucks, depending on who’s math you use. Then, there is this guy. Poor Jeff Greene, the D candidate for Senate in Floriduuh, who spent $23,808,789 of his own dinero. Each of the 284,948 votes cast in his favor cost $83.55. Jeffy only had $4,000 coming from outside contributions btw.
Sure, he had to buy a shitload less voters than Meggy, but the result was the same in the end. Both lost but Greene lost in the primary to Kendrick Meek, not the general like good ole Meggy Whitman. Meek lost ugly in the general of course to Rubio’s tea party loving ass. Gawd help those people in Floriduuuh.
Oh, and Jerry Govenor Moonbeam Brown spent a paltry $6.34 per handle pulled for him. I just had to toss that in there, it warms the cockles of my little black heart every, single friggin time I read it.
Linda McMahon blew a cool $46,600,161 on her campaign. Her per vote total is somewhere around…wait for it….
A fucking whopping $100.07 per vote.Give or take a few bucks.
Everyone’s favorite NV wingtard Sharron Angle really screwed the pooch with $97 bucks per vote. But that includes the total amount raised by her and her teabagging friends, not her personal largess, spent trying to smear and beat her opponent. Speaking of which, Searchlight, NV’s Harry Reid spent quite a bit less @ $69 per vote to beat her fuckwitted ass.
All that money, all those female losers (all with R’s after their name), it’s a damn shame they had more money than brains, at least when it came to running for public office… ain’t it? snicker…..snort.