Want to serve in the Senate? $6.4 million, please

at 03:46 PM ET, 06/21/2012

It costs a lot of money to run for office. But how much exactly?

A great infographic from Good magazine — with data from the good people at Maplight — helps answer that question.

According to their calculations, in the two years prior to taking office the average Senator raised $6.4 million ($8,700 a day!) while the average House Member raised $1.2 million ($1,700 a day).

That’s stunning stuff. The full infographic (with lots of other cool data on the cost of running for office) is below — and you can (and should) see it full sized here.

Read what others are saying