Congressional Elections: Missouri District 07 Race: 2010 Cycle - OpenSecrets.org
and divide by the votes:
State Of Missouri - U.S. Representative - District 7 - Summary - MO Secretary of State
you get the cost paid per vote:
Billy Long = $7.13 per voteI went to a government-run school, so I admit I can't do math. My only campaign cost was gas to get to the debates.
Scott Eckersley = $3.01 per vote
Kevin Craig = $0.02 per vote
I'm quite happy I passed the 10,000 vote mark. I didn't do as well as the KOLR poll suggested, but still did very well for a Libertarian in a hotly-contested three-way race.
If I could have convinced an additional 70,131 Republicans to abandon the GOP and vote Libertarian, I could have won this election. But that would have cost me around $2,000 dollars (at my present rate of campaign efficiency).
I feel sorry for Scott Eckersley, who seems like a nice guy, but raised possibly a quarter of a million dollars and got fewer votes than Jack Truman did in 2006. I never saw Truman during the entire campaign. I don't know if he campaigned at all. He didn't spend much, if anything. This is why the Democrat Party never spends any money in this district.