Skip to main content

How Much Does a Seat in Congress Cost?

15 Mar 2013

How Much Does a Seat in Congress Cost?

“For the Senate, it’s $10.5 million. For the House, it’s $1.7 million,” according to, a nonprofit organization that compiled figures for all of last year’s races. “The figures are the average amount for all the winners from 2012. The cheapest seat went to Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, who won his race with roughly $3 million in campaign contributions. The most expensive went to Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., who raised roughly $42.5 million. As for the House, the cheapest seat went for a mere $110,570, to Rep. Faleomavaega, a Democrat who won a nonvoting seat representing American Samoa.”

Related Posts

The Washington Report July 22, 2016

Convention Wrap-up...and Other News THAT'S A WRAP CLEVELAND Skimm "Last night Donald Trump and the...

Washington Post May 26, 2017

Trump's Budget ... Magical Assumptions ... All I Got Was A Lousy T-Shirt ... CBO...

Washington Report March 27th, 2020 … ‘Paging Dr. Fauci’

First, THANK YOU (h/tALT) .. House Clears Rescue Package ... Quick Catch-Up ... Aspirational Projection...