POSTED: Thursday, November 8, 2012 - 12:00pm
UPDATED: Thursday, November 8, 2012 - 12:14pm
Austin Texas — As we typically do after an election, the Tribune has calculated how much each candidate spent for each vote he or she received on Nov. 6. Today, we are focusing on the federal candidates.
One caveat about the spending data – the expenditure totals used here represent all spending since the beginning of the 2012 election up to Oct. 17, 2012, as reported on the pre-general election reports due on Oct. 25, 2012. Obviously, candidates are likely to have spent additional money in the days leading up to election day that is not represented here. These numbers will be made available in the post-general report due in the beginning of December.
Two of the highest dollar-per-vote spenders come from Congressional District 23. Topping the list is Republican U.S. Rep. Francisco “Quico” Canseco, who spent $21.33 per vote and lost his seat to Democratic challenger state Rep.Pete Gallego. (Canseco has yet to concede.) Gallego also ranked high on the list in 5th place, spending $15.19 per vote.
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