Dollars spent per vote

Dollars spent per vote
Monday, June 4, 2012 - 2:36pm

The Texas Tribune reports Texas candidates spent more than $90 million to try to secure victories in the May 29 primaries. But according to an analysis by The Texas Tribune, a high-dollar payout does not guarantee a promising election effort.

In the United States Senate race, former Mayor Tom Leppert of Dallas had the highest spending-per-vote figure, paying out $5,220,460 and receiving 186,675 votes, for an average of $27.97 per vote in his failed bid. Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, who advanced to a runoff, spent $17,064,913 for his 624,165 votes, a $27.34-per-vote average.

For more on this story check out the Texas Tribune.


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