Advertising time went for as much as $35,000 for a 30-second spot during the NFL game
More than $57 million was spent on Alaska's U.S. Senate race. Of that $17 was spent came out of candidates campaign chests. The rest was spent by PACs, and of that, about a third went out of state for Internet ads, robocalls, and mailers. Most of the rest went to local television stations. Stations are required to give candidates their lowest rates. For instance, one candidate paid $450 for a 30-second spot on Anchorage TV news.