More or less
Statewide in the open districts one out of every three dollars being spent in the campaign is by someone other than the candidates actually running for office. As I noted over in the Twitterverse the total spending by the big three candidates in Assembly District 16 in 2014 has been around $800,000. Over the last month the independent expenditures in the district have been averaging about the same amount... PER WEEK.
Not sure whether this is an argument for more or less campaign finance reform.