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Phil Ting sets a political spending record

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

imageMove over, Meg Whitman. After parsing the numbers, Oliver Luby at CitiReport concludes that San Francisco Assessor-Recorder Phil Ting set a per-vote spending record in his unsuccessful race for mayor. Ting spent an astonishing $510.45 per vote, compared to Whitman’s paltry by comparison $43 per vote in losing the 2010 governor’s race. Of course, Whitman spent $178.5 million; Ting about $500,000.

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