The Senate runoff elections in Georgia are critical because of the role they’ll play in determining control of the Senate and how they will affect President-elect Joe Biden’s legislative agenda, but they’re also notable for shattering fundraising records and massive campaign ad spending.
The races between Republican incumbent Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler against Democrats Jon Ossoff and the Rev. Raphael Warnock rank among the top 10 costliest Senate races in the nation’s history.
The four candidates, political parties, super PACs and outside groups have generated $486 million in campaign ads in the two-month leadup to Tuesday’s vote, according to Axios’ analysis of the spending totals compiled by Ad Impact.
Of that amount, $458 million was spent on TV ads in the Peach State, due to a blackout on social media sites, with the Perdue-Ossoff race spending $249 million and the Loeffler-Warnock race close behind at $237 million.
According to the analysis, Republicans have outspent Democrats by more