More than 40 percent of the congressional candidates this year spent more than they raised, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. Among the debtors: newly elected Democrat Ron Klein of Boca Raton, whose race against Republican Clay Shaw of Fort Lauderdale was one of the most expensive in the country.
Klein's campaign manager, Brian Smoot, said the campaign owes roughly $80,000. One unexpected cost was a last-minute plane ticket for former President Bill Clinton to host a fundraiser.
Smoot said the campaign plans to hit up donors again or hold another fundraiser. "Clinton and his entourage probably won’t be invited this time,'' notes the Center for Responsive Politics.
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