Data Points: Money in the House and Senate Elections

House and Senate Democratic Party committees had huge advantages over Republican Party committees.

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$1.1 million: Average "cost of winning" a seat in the House for 2008 (as of October 15)

$5.6 million: Average "cost of winning" a seat in the Senate for 2008 (as of October 15)

$75.3 million: Amount spent by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee as of November 3

$22.8 million: Amount spent by the National Republican Congressional Committee as of November 3

38: Number of House races in which the DCCC spent $1 million or more

4: Number of House races in which the NRCC spent $1 million or more

Source: George Washington University Campaign Finance Institute