According to the center for responsive politics,
Fundraising and campaigning for the 2012 election will cost an estimated
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Presidential
$2.5 Billion
Congressional
$1.8 Billion
Parties
$956 Million
Outside Money
$508 Million
To put this figure into perspective, that's
120 times more money
than the United Kingdom spends on its campaigns.
Americans often discuss the high cost
of campaigns, but they don't always
consider other ways
that money could have been spent.
The Dollars and Senselessness of Political Campaigning – How would you spend 5.8 billion dollars? Americans often discuss the high cost of campaigns. Learn how this money could have been spent, and then create and share your own way of spending it. #Election2012
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