By the numbers …

* Third party spending on Maine legislative races in 2010: $1.5 million

* Third party spending on Maine legislative races in 2012: $3.47 million

* Third party spending on state Senate District 32, the most targeted race in 2012: $438,697

* Legislative salary for Republican incumbent Nichi Farnham or Democratic challenger Geoffrey Gratwick if elected: $23,513

* Lawmaker salaries that could be paid with third part spending in District 32: 18.6

* Lawmaker salaries that could be paid with 2010 third party spending: 63.8 

* Lawmaker salaries that could be paid with 2012 third party spending: 147.5

* Lawmakers in the Maine Legislature: 186

* Days since the first third party expenditure: 65

* Average daily expenditure since Aug. 30: $53,125

* Spending days remaining before the Election: 4

* Potential additional third party expenditures based on daily average: $265,625

* Potential third party spending by Election Day by current pace: $3.67 million