The big numbers are in from House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's stunning primary loss to Tea Party candidate David Brat.
First of all, the vote totals:
36,120 votes for Brat; 28,902 for Cantor.
Cash raised: Between the start of 2013 and May 21, 2014, Cantor raised
$4.7 million. Brat raised
a bit less than $207,000.
Drill down further in the campaign finance reports, and while the overall story doesn't change, telling details start to emerge. Some examples:
$133,000 — That's the difference between what Brat is expected to spend overall (about $225,000) and Cantor's spending on air travel alone this election cycle (about $358,000).
63 percent — Portion of Cantor's cash pie that was spent on salaries, other overhead and raising more money. Fundraising accounted for $1.3 million of his spending.
$3,900 — Amount spent by the sole Tea Party group that made independent expenditures to help Brat: ran Internet ads. Data collected by the indicate it's the smallest of five IE outlays this election cycle by the PAC, which also goes by the name . Brat also got help from , a PAC that spent $900 on phone banks.
$366,330 — Total spent by five outside groups supporting Cantor: the American Chemistry Council, American College of Radiology PAC, National Association of Realtors PAC, National Rifle Association and Government Is Not God PAC.
17 — Number of political action committees that gave to Cantor in the final 2 1/2 weeks of the race. Among them, the PACs for Time Warner Cable, Duke Energy, the health insurance industry, Merck and the wine industry. Total: $121,200.
0 — Predictably, it's the number of PACs that threw in with Brat's below-the-radar campaign.
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