This midterm election is going to go down in the books as the most expensive election in American history, but with all the cash help the Democrats stop Trump?
There is no doubt that you’ve seen political ads this election season. You’ve probably seen signs, had people knock on your door and received an incredible amount of texts and calls telling you who is the best candidate.
All in all, according to the non-partisan Center for Responsive Politics, both parties will spend a staggering $5.2 billion in political advertising for House and Senate races.
In just Florida, Democrat Bill Nelson’s race against Republican Rick Scott has cost over $160 million by itself.
The Missouri battle between Democrat Claire McCaskill and Republican Josh Hawley has cost over $108 million.
In Texas, new Democrat star Beto O’Rourke raised triple the amount of his opponent, Republican Ted Cruz and is still likely to lose.
So what will the most expensive election get you? For the Democrats it looks like they might find a beachhead to stopping Trump. With the money the Democrats have spent, it is likely they will win back the majority and the power of the House of Representatives.
The Republicans will likely get to keep the Senate after massive amounts of spending.
Over $5.2 billion spent on this election and the two parties are likely going to split the Congress. With so much money spent, it doesn’t look like the Democrats are going to gain enough ground to stop Donald Trump, but they will be able to slow him down if they get the House.
Democrats are hoping for a huge blue wave this midterm where they can win back both the House and Senate, but it doesn’t look like that is going to happen. Despite spending billions of dollars and making this most expensive election in history, it doesn’t look like either Party will dominate during the midterms, but we’ll just have to see on Election day.
Do you think spending $5.2 billion on political ads is a good idea? Is it worth it?