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

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.

Chris Cillizza writes “The Fix,” a politics blog for the Washington Post. He also covers the White House.
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