Correction to This Graphic
This graphic incorrectly indicated that Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) had lost in her reelection bid. She won that race. It also failed to note that Rep. Jim Costa (D-Calif.) was in a race that remains undecided.
Money can't buy you victory
A handful of campaigns around the country spent more than $65 for each vote they received. Most of them lost. Total amount of money behind each candidate, including campaign fundraising, candidate investment, and spending by interest groups and parties:
SOURCES: Federal Election Commission reports (money); Associated Press (votes); Washington Post analysis | The Washington Post - Nov. 9, 2010