OpenHomes raises first round

OpenHomes in Madison, W,I raises $180,000 in its first round of funding to start a discount home buying network online; OpenHomes’ platform lets sellers create listings, schedule showings and make offers — all while bypassing a traditional real estate agent and offering access to real estate attorneys on tap.  

$2.2 Million Spent on Campaign

According to the Center for Responsive Politics, outside groups have spent $2.2 million on Simpson, and roughly $3 million on the Idaho contest in total. Defending Main Street, started by former Ohio Republican Rep. Steve LaTourette, has given $457,568 to Simpson, while the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has spent $725,000 on his behalf.