7 November 2012 7:23 PM, PST | Mediaite - TV | See recent Mediaite - TV news »

One detail of the 2012 election race that has been of much talk on both sides has been the rising influence of money in politics. Conservative groups and individual millionaires gave quite a bit of money to Republican candidates in the 2012 cycle, and as Rachel Maddow pointed out tonight, most of their picks ended up losing. Republican candidates supported by wealthy billionaires lost their races, and Maddow concluded that all of the outside money in the race "was not money well spent." »

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