Fight for congressional majorities launches against backdrop of presidential campaigns

By: and - January 5, 2024 5:15 am

The 2024 struggle for control of Congress is expected to be especially close, with the state and national parties spending millions of dollars. Candidates winning a seat in the House spent on average about $840,000 in 2000, but that price tag has steadily increased ever since, reaching $1.4 million in 2010 and $2.8 million in 2022. (Jennifer Shutt/States Newsroom)

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Ariana Figueroa
Ariana Figueroa

Ariana covers the nation's capital for States Newsroom. Her areas of coverage include politics and policy, lobbying, elections and campaign finance.

Nebraska Examiner is part of States Newsroom, the nation’s largest state-focused nonprofit news organization.

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Jennifer Shutt
Jennifer Shutt

Jennifer covers the nation’s capital as a senior reporter for States Newsroom. Her coverage areas include congressional policy, politics and legal challenges with a focus on health care, unemployment, housing and aid to families.

Nebraska Examiner is part of States Newsroom, the nation’s largest state-focused nonprofit news organization.

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