Though midterm elections typically have see less campaign spending than presidential election cycles, the 2014 midterms are breaking records in at least one respect. Dark money spending is 4 times higher this cycle than it was at this point in any other cycle — even the 2012 cycle which shattered records, with more than $310 million in spending by groups that don’t disclose their donors. 

Though midterm elections typically have see less campaign spending than presidential election cycles, the 2014 midterms are breaking records in at least one respect. Dark money spending is 4 times higher this cycle than it was at this point in any other cycle — even the 2012 cycle which shattered records, with more than $310 million in spending by groups that don’t disclose their donors.