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Record-smashing Iowa Senate race fuels deluge of final-stretch campaign spending

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Record-smashing Iowa Senate race fuels deluge of final-stretch campaign spending

When Shane Brisker sees political advertisements, he always thinks about where else that money could be spent. And this election cycle, the political independent from Davenport has had the thought a lot.

“It’s everywhere,” said Brisker, a 48-year-old who works in insurance. “It’s on the street corner, it’s on the TV, it’s on my phone, it’s everywhere.”

Iowa is home to less than 1% of the U.S. population but is home to the second-most-expensive Senate race in U.S. history . The cost of its Senate race trails only the one happening this year in North Carolina, a state with three times […]

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