For all of the carping about the outsize impact of spending on elections, a pack of Republican Senate nominees this year has proven that money isn’t everything.
In six of the most hotly contested GOP primary contests this cycle, the best-funded candidate lost.
The latest example came Tuesday night when Rep. Jeff Flake beat back a challenge by deep-pocketed real estate mogul Wil Cardon, who dumped $8 million of his personal fortune into his campaign. The upstart Cardon outspent Flake 2-to-1 on the air but still lost by a staggering 48 points.
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