2012 Campaign Most Expensive In History

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2012 Campaign Most Expensive In History

Driven by a massive spending push from super PACs and other advocacy groups in the final days of the election season, the total cost of all federal campaigns this year is estimated to reach $6 billion, surpassing the previous record of $5.3 billion set in 2008. What do you think?

  • “Wow. After this much spending, the richest people in the country really do need a tax cut.”

    Mickey Lind
    Unemployed
  • “If they just gave me the $100,000 they’re spending on my vote, they’d get my vote.”

    Wayne Romo
    Calliope Player
  • “Well, no matter who wins, at least both those guys have got their names out there now.”

    Hazel Sissons
    Doughnut Icer