Since campaign expenditures continue to be the subject of ongoing exchanges in the blogosphere, Someone Noticed is publishing data on the total outlays for each candidate during the 2010 election cycle. While the cost of campaigning for commissioner was once modest, it’s been soaring for some hopefuls during the past two election seasons. But this year a spending record for the post was passed as Dr. Carl Roberts, the unsuccessful 4th district candidate, spent nearly $50,000. There wasn’t a correlation between cash outlays and winning as two of the most frugal candidates, Mike Dunn and Diana Broomell, won their seats. Both commissioners spent less than $3,000 to run winning campaigns, which was far below the average of $18,000.
The chart below shows how the contenders stacked up with their expenditures. For more details on sources of the cash and how the money was spent visit the database to examine detailed information. Click her to continue to the Maryland Election Center.
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