According to Politifact Josh Mandel has been trying to console his supporters with the wonderful news that his “race was the closest U.S. Senate race in Ohio in 36 years”.  For once, Politifact actually rates this statement by Mandel as true.

A more interesting fact is how much it cost him to do it.

If you add up the $40 million dollars spent by outside groups and the nearly $20 Million the Mandel campaign raised, and divide that by the 2,644,425 votes Mandel received, you’ll discover that it cost Mandel and his supporters $22.69 for each vote.

Without a doubt, this is certainly the most money anyone has ever spent to lose a Senate race in Ohio.