Econintersect: The 2014 mid-term election is the most expensive in U.S. history. Yet Sen. Bernie Sanders (I, VT) spent time to go to Richmond, California to speak to voters in that small city about the city council race there. Bill Moyers asked him why? Sanders says that local election is representative of the fight for the life and future of democracy. Moyers pointed out that Chevron Corp. which has a refinery in Richmond, is spending an estimated $150 for every likely voter in that city on the city council campaign.