Texas Election Cost Candidates $55 Million

Spending in the Texas governor's race is approaching $55 million (or more). The last poison letters in judicial, legislative and other down-ballot races should have landed in mailboxes by now. It's all over but the phone callers and door-knockers asking Texans to get out to vote, and then the voters themselves.

It's Election Day.

The governor's race generated most of the attention, and Republicans have been outvoting Democrats so far, probably as a result of that. Almost twice as many people voted early this year as in the last governor's race in 2006. Through the ...

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