Federal Election Commission Says 2010 Has Lots of Candidates for Congress

The Federal Election Commission says that already, 2,341 have filed with the FEC as congressional candidates. By contrast, in 2008 only 1,717 people did that; in 2006, only 1,588. See this story.

Candidates for Congress are not obligated to file with the FEC unless they either raise, or spend, as much as $5,000. Therefore, the actual number of congressional candidates is even higher. Also, filing has not closed in many states. Thanks to Political Wire for the link.

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