The Campaign Spot

Election-driven news and views . . . by Jim Geraghty.

One Last House Race, One More Bit of Campaign Spending


According to Federal Election Commission data, outside groups have spent more than $1.3 million . . . since Election Day.

Almost all of that is in the runoff election in Louisiana between two incumbent GOP House members who were redistricted into the same district: Charles Boustany and Jeff Landry.

Freedomworks for America spent $656,779.94 on door hangers, direct mail, signs, and online ads in support of Landry and opposition to Boustany; meanwhile the Conservative Strikeforce PAC spent nearly $50,000 on voter mail and get-out-the-vote calls in favor of Boustany.

The total sum of all expenditures filed with the FEC for this cycle is more than $2.8 billion, in 110,180 total expenditures.

UPDATE: From the good folks at Red Racing Horses: “Five days before the final House race of 2012, an IVR poll of 600 likely voters in Louisiana’s third district shows Rep. Charles Boustany (R-Lafayette) with a commanding lead of 51-33 over fellow Rep. Jeff Landry (R-New Iberia), with 16 percent undecided. The survey was conducted November 27-29 by PMI Inc. of Marianna, Fla., with survey design and data analysis by Red Racing Horses. The poll has a margin of error of +/- 5 percent.”

Tags: Charles Boustany , FreedomWorks , Jeff Landry


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