Rep. Allen West spent nearly the same amount in the final days before the election as his opponent spent during the entire election - and still lost.
In all, the Florida Republican spent $18.1 million in the 2012 cycle, which was more than four times as much as his opponent Patrick Murphy, who spent $4.2 million.
West dropped $4.1 million between Oct. 18 and Nov. 26 alone, according to federal reports filed Thursday.
Murphy, a 29-year-old construction company executive who had never sought office before this year, spent $880,000 during that same period.
Source: Politico.com | Tarini Parti