But it works a treat with the billionaires Obama courts, who helped the Democrats outspend the Republicans by some 35 per cent in last month’s elections.Really? When I Google the question (with, for example: "did Republicans outspend Democrats in midterm elections" - because, I guess, most people would assume Republicans did) I can't see any article that talks about a 35% outspend by Democrats. In fact, nearly every article quotes the Centre for Responsive Politic's estimates that Republicans slightly outspent Democrats. Even the Washington Times, a paper with (I think) even less credibility for objectivity than the Australian, if that's possible.
Even Googling using the 35% figure, I can't find any reference quickly.
It's clear that "dark money" donations in the US are hard to track, but even so, I just can't see anyone estimating that 35% Democrat outspend figure.
So it would good to know where Ergas gets this figure from. Fox News? Breitbart? You know, the reliable sources...