National Affairs: 30

30¢ The 1928 political campaign cost about 30¢ a vote, according to final figures last week made public by Republican and Democratic National Committees. Republicans spent $6,276,000. Democrats spent $5,342,000. As some 36,000,000 votes were cast, the combined expenditures of $11,618,000 represented slightly less than one third of a dollar for each ballot.

In addition to electing their candidate, the Republicans also came out of the campaign with a treasury surplus of $285,000. Democrats, however, borrowed $100,000 from Mr. Raskob and $1,500,000 from the County Trust Co., Manhattan. As they spent all but...

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