Political Math?

Leafing through the election news from the recent primaries brought to my attention an interesting tidbit from the Connecticut GOP primary. It seems that the winner of that primary, Linda McMahon, spent somewhere in the neighborhood of $22 million of her own WWE money to garner the win in the 3 person field.

My question is why would anybody spend that much money (plus likely much more between now and November) to win an election to a job that pays $174K a year? At that pace it would take 126.5 years in office just to break even, a feat that even Strom Thurmond was not able to achieve.

The fringe benefits package must be killer…

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