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Before Michael Huffington declared his candidacy for the 1994 U. S. Senate race in California, Dianne Feinstein, the incumbent, was predicted to win re-election with possibly the largest vote in the history of Senate elections. However, after spending $28 million dollars on a televised advertising blitz, Michael Huffington was able to come within two percentage points of winning the election. "Because of his money, Huffington turned the California race into a high-stakes cliffhanger after it had been considered by most Washington insiders to be one of the surest Democratic bets in the country"(How They Voted).


Political Science