BOSTON In the U.S. Senate race between Republican incumbent Sen. Scott Brown and Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren, Warren is spending money faster than Brown.
Warren spent $13 million from Aug. 18 through the end of September, while Brown spent nearly $9 million, according to the latest Federal Election Commission filings. The majority of the money for both candidates is going to TV, radio, print and online advertising.
The second-biggest expense for both is consulting. In this race, each candidate has spent more than $100,000 on voter research, including micro-targeting to learn more about voters.
With less than three weeks to go before the election, Warren has about $7 million on hand, after raising $36 million in the race so far. Brown has $10 million left, of the total $25 million he’s raised. But really they are about even, because, according to the Warren campaign, she has prepaid $3 million in TV advertising to run through the election.
This race is the most expensive congressional race in the country.