Igor wrote:Well, correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't imagine that she can just spend the money on whiskey and loose living if she doesn't spend it on ads. Particularly when judges have terms of 10 years, it seems unlikely that a candidate would save money for next time.
I'm presuming she controls how much money she raises so could have tried to merely match Fallone if she was confident she would win based on the factors you cited. If she doesn't control the donations received, I think she could have returned the extra money to the donors or donated it. But as gargantua said she and her donors are probably trying to be as sure as they can about her winning by grossly outspending Fallone.