Want to serve in the Senate? $6.4 million, please
By Chris Cillizza,
It costs a lot of money to run for office. But how much exactly?
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.<a href=”http://awesome.good.is/transparency/web/1206/what-s-the-cost-of-getting-into-congress/flat.html”><img src=”http://www.washingtonpost.com/rf/image_358w/WashingtonPost/Content/Blogs/the-fix/StandingArt/transparency.jpg” /></a>