The 2019 Mayoral race within the city of Fort Wayne will go down in history as the most expensive one the "Summit City" has ever seen to this date.
Throughout the campaign for this year, Democrat incumbent Tom Henry and his Republican challenger, Tim Smith, have spent a combined $1.8-million ahead of Tuesday's election.
The challenger Smith has spent the most of that at $1.16-million, while Henry has invested $680,000. The majority of the cash is going to advertising, spread out across social media, television, and radio ads.
Critics highlight that with the high amounts of money being spent, it makes it difficult for those without large monetary amounts or at least access to large amounts, hard to compete and to be taken seriously as a candidate.
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