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Campaign finance: Winners spend less?

Vt Digger - - 9:19 am Fri Nov 16th, 2012

The latest state campaign finance reports for candidates show that in some key races, large outlays of cash made little difference: winners in three statewide races spent far less than their opponents, who ended up losing at the polls.

Gov. Peter Shumlin, who won re-election by a large margin, raised about $1.23 million and spent about $320,700 on his campaign, while his opponent, Republican Randy Brock spent $806,000. Shumlin spent about $145,000 on two television ads, while Brock ran five ads at a cost of $400,000 and lent himself $300,000 for his campaign.

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