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Analysis: Challenging the conventional wisdom on 2010 campaign spending

Publication: St. Louis Beacon

William H. Freivogel
November 15, 2010

If you followed the coverage of the 2010 congressional election, you probably got the idea that Republicans greatly outspent Democrats, that campaign money had a lot to do with the Republican landslide and that a January decision of the U.S. Supreme Court -- Citizens United -- opened the floodgate to the huge, secret corporate contributions.