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WATCH: Politicians spend millions to run campaigns against no one

Author: 9News - July 9, 2018 - Updated: July 9, 2018

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It’s not exactly like they had a good reason to raise piles and piles of cash. Their races, truth be told, weren’t exactly horse races.

Yet time and time again, congressional races around the country featuring zero competition raised millions and millions of dollars.

9News tracked 29 candidates – candidates who ran virtually unopposed in 2016 – still managed to raise $38 million running for Congress. That comes out to $1.3 million for each campaign.

Campaigns, mind you, that never needed to exist, because – as we said – the campaigns featured no other candidates other than the incumbents.

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