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2012 US Presidential Race: Who Owns the Candidates?

SHOW THE AME MONEY The 2012 US presidential campaign is the costliest political race in world history. THE BILLION DOLLAR JOB TOTAL SPENDING $929M $990M TOTAL AMOUNT RAISED $632M $389M THE BATTLE FOR FUNDS 3-to-1 Obama's edge over Romney among small individual contributors. CONTRIBUTIONS $71M $316M Small Individual Contributions ($200 or less) Large Individual Contributions $214M $423M DEMOCRATIC AND REPUBLICAN PARTIES SPENT $263M $284M SUPER PACS AND OUTSIDE GROUPS SPENT $125M $369M (F1"5_1G) Top Donors The organizations themselves did not donate. The money came from their PACS, individual members, employees or owners, and those individuals' immediate families. $1M $1M 1. University of California Goldman Sachs $0.8M 2. $0.9M Microsoft Bank of America $0.8M 3. $0.8M Google Morgan Stanley $0.6M 4. $0.8M US Government JP Morgan Chase $0.6M 5. $0.6M Harvard University diut Suisse Group Occupation of Donors $50M 1. $56M Retired Retired $25M $20M 2. Securities and Investment Lawyers $20M $13M 3. Education Real Estate $10M $12M 4. Health Professionals Lawyers $8M $10M 5. Business Services Health Professionals Research by @DCaseGP GP SOURCE: Center for Responsive Politics/Federal Election Commission (figures current as of Oct. 25, 2012) Designed by @kyleykim

2012 US Presidential Race: Who Owns the Candidates?

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President Barack Obama raised far more money via direct contributions, but Governor Mitt Romney's campaign edged ahead via "outside spending" – including Super PACS largely enabled by the Citizens' ...




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