Hillary spent 36 million dollars?!?

Kevin Drum has noted that Hillary spent 36 million dollars, by far the most of anyone running for Senate in this cycle.   I didn't believe that; while I heard endlessly about Menendez and Kean, I heard nothing about her.  It seems to me the only way to amass numbers like that is with big media buys inexpensive markets.

But here's the FEC summary from the second week of October:

S0NY00188 CLINTON, HILLARY RODHAM Senate
New York SEN Democratic Party Incumbent

Total Receipts: $37,853,894
Transfers From Authorized Committees: $58,467
Individual Contributions: $35,622,256
Non-Party (e.g. PACs) or Other Committees: $1,439,697
Contributions from Party Committees $8,925
Candidate Contribution: $0
Candidate Loans: $0
Other Loans: $0

Total Disbursements: $29,450,302
Transfers to Authorized Committees: $0
Individual Refunds: $726,040
Non-Party (e.g. PACs) or Other Refunds: $23,500
Candidate Loan Repayments: $0
Other Loan Repayments: $0

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A Graphic Anatomy of Victory: Pennsylvania (w/maps)

This is the fourth in a series of diaries epicting the Democratic victory in this year's midterm elections. Other diaries in this series can be seen here.
Already covered have been New England, NY, NJ, MD, and DE.

Today's diary will focus on the Keystone state, the site of great hopes, and as today's diary will demonstrate a great truth.  Pennsylvania really is Philadelphia and Pittsburgh with Alabama in between.  First up are the seat control charts.

2004

2006

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A Graphic Anatomy of Victory: Pennsylvania (w/maps)

This is the fourth in a series of diaries epicting the Democratic victory in this year's midterm elections. Other diaries in this series can be seen here.
Already covered have been New England, NY, NJ, MD, and DE.

Today's diary will focus on the Keystone state, the site of great hopes, and as today's diary will demonstrate a great truth.  Pennsylvania really is Philadelphia and Pittsburgh with Alabama in between.  First up are the seat control charts.

2004

2006

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70 thousand votes Karl.

cross posted at DailyKos

Karl Rove has defended his record in this election with the claim that


A shift of 77,611 votes would have given Republicans control of the House, according to Bush's political team. And a shift of 2,847 votes in Montana, or 7,217 votes in Virginia, or 41,537 votes in Missouri would have given a Republicans control of the Senate

Yeah Karl, and 70 698 more votes for Democrats would have given the Democrats an additional 18 seats, more than enough to take the house with less votes than you claim you would have needed to keep it.

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A Graphic Anatomy of Victory: NJ, DE, MD (w/maps)

This is the third in a series of diaries graphically depicting the Democratic victory in this year's midterm elections.

Today we will be looking at how the election went in New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland.  No seats changed hands in these states, below are maps of the the current state of party control.

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