McMahon’s spending in Senate bid: $97 per vote

Linda McMahon’s U.S. Senate campaign is looking more and more like a one-woman economic stimulus plan, albeit one that didn’t produce a new job for the candidate herself.

A new Washington Post analysis found that McMahon’s $47 million Senate spending blitz translated into $97 per vote won on Election Day. That put her at No. 2 in the country, just 49 cents per vote behind Nevada GOP contender Sharron Angle.

Angle spent $31.2 million and got 320,996 votes in her bid to unseat Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid. Angle did not self-fund her race, unlike McMahon, who dipped into her own bank account for the Senate bid.

Since neither candidate won, some may see a lesson in the results, i.e. that money doesn’t always equal political victory.