Rep. Sam Farr, whose 20th District includes Capitola, Soquel and Aptos, easily won re-election last fall.
But how much did his House seat cost him?
Campaigns cost money—most of the time lots of it. In terms of dollars and cents, Farr raised $735,679 during the 2012 election cycle, according to MapLight, a non-profit that tracks money in politics.
That figure is quite low: the average House member raised $1,689,580, or $2,315 a day, according to MapLight.
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