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High Cost of Election Means the Season of Giving Has Come Early

* CHRISTMAS IN SUMMER * The presidential candidates are unwrapping the biggest campaign gifts in history. 2012 ELECTION TO: OBAMA TO: ROMNEY $368 Total Raised $195 MONEY RAISED MILLION THROUGH JULY 2012 MILLION Monthly Advantage $ 25 M GIFTS OF $200 OR MORE OBAMA ROMNEY $0 2011 2012 Average Gift $53 $129 Small Money 58% % OF MONEY FROM GIFTS UNDER $200 23% 2% Big Donors 8% % GIVING OVER $200 Number of Donors 6.9 (ESTIMATED) 1.5 MILLION MILLION Sources: Federal Election Commission, Open Secrets, Huffington Post, Christian Post Data through July, 2012 united re:public UNITEDREPUBLIC.ORG

High Cost of Election Means the Season of Giving Has Come Early

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This season, the high cost of the election means Obama and Romney are getting early Christmas gifts: wads of cash from their loyal donors. Obama socked away $241 million as of May, while Romney had $9...

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