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Democrats set to outspend Republicans with 9 days until midterms

Beto O'Rourke
Texas Democratic Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke. Photo: Loren Elliott via Getty Images

In the final two weeks leading up to the 2018 midterm elections, Democrats are projected to spend $143 million on television advertising in House races, while Republicans will spend $86 million, according to a Democratic analysis reported in the New York Times.

Why it matters: Per the Times' Jonathan Martin and Alexi Burns, "much of the Republican spending is aimed less at securing a majority than at limiting the breadth of a Democratic takeover as the field of competition grows well beyond 40 seats."

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