The 7 most expensive campaigns of 2023

The list includes races for state offices and ballot initiatives.
(AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Like groceries and gasoline, the cost to mount a competitive political campaign is rising higher than ever. Voters headed to the polls Tuesday to decide what are already the most expensive off-year election in history.

Final reports detailing exactly which campaigns spent how much money won’t be released until weeks after the polls close. But based on pre-election reports, here are the costliest campaigns of the year so far:

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