2012 Campaign Most Expensive In History

American VoicesOpinion ISSUE 48•44 Nov 1, 2012

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

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