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Election 2012: Analyzing The Results

The Washington region's voters were in the middle of a lot more than a presidential race this week. The area also served as the battleground for hot-button issues like immigration and same-sex marriage, as well as the site of one of the most hotly-contested U.S. Senate races. We take an early look at what the results mean for the region and country.

More Money In National Politics, Less Campaign Cash In D.C.?

The 2012 election was the most expensive in American history. But D.C. campaigns raised far less money during the 2012 cycle compared to 2008. According to data from the D.C. Office of Campaign Finance, the top four candidates for D.C.'s at-large Council seats raised 45 percent less during this cycle than they did four years ago.

Source: D.C. Office of Campaign Finance

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