Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Elections Carry a Big Pricetag

Make that gigantic. Out of this world. Almost impossible to wrap your mind around.

The Center for Responsive Politics, a DC based non-profit, estimates that this year's election (coming up in less than two weeks) will cost $2.6 Billion. Yep, that's not a typo. That really is B as in Billion. I don't know about you, but by the time a number has that many zeros, it's really hard for me to fathom. And that estimate is only on the 472 federal races -- doesn't take into account all the state races.

Politics has become so expensive that it prevents many people who would be interested in running from doing so.

So how would you use that $2.6 Billion?

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