Nancy Mace spent $3.7 million defending House seat from Trump-backed SC GOP challenger | Palmetto Politics

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U.S. Rep. Nancy Mace spent nearly $3.7 million defending her South Carolina congressional seat in last month’s Republican primary where she found herself battling a GOP challenger supported by former President Donald Trump.

The numbers, which are detailed in new federal fundraising reports, show Mace’s reelection campaign spent roughly $94 per vote in her quest to defeat Katie Arrington, a former state lawmaker from Summerville who earned Trump’s endorsement within days of entering the race.

Arrington, by contrast, spent about $23 for each of the 33,589 votes she received in the June 14 Republican primary for the coastal 1st Congressional District seat. 

The totals do not include the substantial spending by outside groups, which sunk millions into the…

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