Races to oversee elections draw an avalanche of spending


              FILE - Arizona Secretary of State Democratic candidate Adrian Fontes, right, and Republican candidate Mark Finchem, left, go over ground rules prior to their debate, Sept. 22, 2022, in Phoenix. Campaign spending in races to oversee state election is setting new records. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)
            
              FILE - Jocelyn Benson, Michigan secretary of state, testifies as the Senate Judiciary Committee hears from election officials and Justice Department officials about the rise in threats toward elected leaders and election workers, at the Capitol in Washington, Aug. 3, 2022. Campaign spending in races to oversee state election is setting new records. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
            
              This combination of photos shows Arizona Republican Secretary of State candidate Mark Finchem on Sept. 22, 2022, in Phoenix, left, and Adrian Fontes, Democratic Secretary of State candidate on July 29, 2022, in Phoenix. (AP Photo)
Races to oversee elections draw an avalanche of spending