Campaign Finance

Lead Paragraph of the Day

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On the front page of The New York Times:

Lost in all of the attention paid to the heavy spending by Republican-oriented independent groups in this year's midterm elections is that Democratic candidates have generally wielded a significant head-to-head financial advantage over their Republican opponents in individual competitive races.

Gee, whatever could they mean by "all of the attention"?

Fear not, at least the subhed keeps the eye on the prize:

For Democrats, Financial Edge in Campaigns
But Outside Spending Buoys Republicans

Stay tuned for a great Jacob Sullum cover story on campaign-finance scaremongering in the December issue of Reason.