Campaign 2010: Dollars per vote

Our searchable and sortable table allows you to compare and break down numerous key November House and Senate races and breaks down how much selected candidates spent on their general election and primary races and the outcome of those races.

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GENERAL ELECTION

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PRIMARY

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Candidate Party Race Money spent Votes Dollars per vote Result
Linda McMahon R CT-SEN $46,600,161 488,885 $95 L
Meg Whitman R CA-GOV $175,000,000 3,088,070 $57 L
Rick Scott R FL-GOV $75,000,000 2,588,217 $29 W
Tom Ganley R OH-13 $2,646,969 92,608 $29 L
Scott Rigell R VA-2 $2,424,364 88,007 $28 W
Suzan DelBene D WA-8 $2,284,033 88,267 $26 L
Matt Doheny R NY-23 $1,690,000 72,612 $23 L
Randy Altschuler R NY-1 $2,010,213 88,791 $23 L
John Raese R WV-SEN $4,660,113 227,960 $20 L
Rich Iott R OH-9 $1,673,100 81,876 $20 L
Scott Sipprelle R NJ-12 $999,999 93,311 $11 L
Bill Flores R TX-17 $1,061,224 106,275 $10 W
Harold Johnson R NC-8 $615,000 72,626 $8 L
David McKinley R WV-1 $720,000 89,915 $8 W
Diane Black R TN-6 $950,417 128,340 $7 W
Ron Johnson R WI-SEN $8,238,465 1,125,637 $7 W
Chuck Fleischmann R TN-3 $665,000 91,891 $7 W
Jim Renacci R OH-16 $752,400 112,902 $7 W
Rep. Bill Foster D IL-14 $649,900 97,792 $7 L
Glen Urquhart R DE-AL $675,000 125,408 $5 L
Nan Hayworth R NY-19 $510,821 101,300 $5 W
Richard Blumenthal D CT-SEN $2,269,607 609,310 $4 W
Roxanne Conlin D IA-SEN $1,060,893 368,202 $3 L
Jim Huffman R OR-SEN $1,350,100 533,766 $3 L
Carly Fiorina R CA-SEN $5,511,080 3,155,681 $2 L
Eric Wargotz R MD-SEN $850,000 619,204 $1 L
Rodney Glassman D AZ-SEN $500,020 466,607 $1 L
Sen. Michael Bennet D CO-SEN $803,570 799,072 $1 W
Joe DioGuardi R NY-SEN $1,302,087 1,485,236 $1 L
Rand Paul R KY-SEN $614,753 755,061 $1 W
Candidate Party Race Money spent Votes Dollars per vote Result
Linda McMahon R CT-SEN $27,100,000 59,749 $454 W
Bill Binnie * R NH-SEN $6,330,000 19,151 $331 L
Laurence Verga R VA-5 $228,000 802 $284 L
George Flinn R TN-8 $3,500,000 17,309 $202 L
Chris Cox R NY-1 $1,100,000 5,635 $195 L
Randy Altschuler R NY-1 $2,010,000 10,531 $191 W
John Chachas R NV-SEN $1,320,000 6,925 $191 L
Rudy Moise D FL-17 $1,370,000 7,769 $176 L
Mark Greenberg R CT-5 $1,140,000 8,257 $138 L
Ned Lamont D CT-GOV $8,600,000 77,521 $111 L
Wink Hartman R KS-4 $1,920,000 18,125 $106 L
Steve Pagliuca D MA-SEN (special) $7,600,000 80,248 $95 L
Tim D'Annunzio R NC-8 $1,400,000 15,450 $91 L
Rick Scott R FL-GOV $50,000,000 595,474 $84 W
Jeff Greene D FL-SEN $23,700,000 283,370 $84 L
Steve Moak R AZ-3 $793,000 11,334 $70 L
Scott Keadle R NC-10 $250,000 3,576 $70 L
Joan Buchanan D CA-10 (special) $860,000 12,896 $67 L
Meg Whitman R CA-GOV $71,000,000 1,101,570 $64 W
Sarah Minear R WV-1 $537,000 9,174 $59 L
Sean Mahoney * R NH-1 $1,060,000 19,424 $55 L
Steve Poizner R CA-GOV $25,000,000 461,835 $54 L
Doug Pike D PA-6 $1,060,000 20,667 $51 L
Sue Lowden R NV-SEN $1,920,000 45,861 $42 L
Jim Bender * R NH-SEN $500,000 12,431 $40 L
Rich Iott R OH-9 $708,000 20,514 $35 W
Rob Fisher R MD-1 $495,000 21,489 $23 L
David Malpass * R NY-SEN $2,500,000 153,609 $16 L
Ron Johnson R WI-SEN $4,400,000 500,929 $9 W
Joe DioGuardi * R NY-SEN $1,200,000 170,058 $7 W
Carly Fiorina R CA-SEN $5,500,000 952,317 $6 W

SOURCES: Federal Election Commission, candidate campaigns, Center for Responsive Politics, media reports

By Aaron Blake and Kenneth W. Smith Jr. -- The Washington Post