By Patrick McGreevy
December 12, 2013, 5:40 p.m.

SACRAMENTO — Got $1 million?

That is how much, on average, it costs to win a seat in the California State Senate, according to MapLight, the nonpartisan research group that studies money’s influence on politics.

The group looked at how much money was raised by members of the state Legislature who won election in 2012.

The average, to be precise, was $1,041,537 for those who won a seat in the Senate and $708,371 for candidates elected to the Assembly.

That works out to $970 raised every day during the election period by Assembly candidates and $1,427 daily by Senate contenders, the group found.

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