Election Spending 2016: Eight Toss-Up Senate Races

A new analysis shows that “shadow party” groups, outside spenders with close ties to the Senate leadership of each party, have already spent $47 million in 2016’s closest U.S. Senate races.

August 31, 2016

With control of the Senate at stake, "shadow party" groups with close ties to Senate leadership are pouring money into the most competitive contests — threatening to make parties more dependent on megadonors, corporations, and unions, while undermining contribution limits and the ban on coordination between parties and outside groups.

Election Spending 2016: Eight Toss-Up Senate Races