2012 Election Spending Will Reach $6 Billion,
Center for Responsive Politics Predicts


The presidential election alone accounts for $2.6 billion,
which is actually a decrease from 2008 when,
all told, nearly $2.8 billion was directed at the presidential race.
In 2012, presidential candidates along with major party committees
are expected to spend about $2 billion. 
Outside organizations that report spending to the 
Federal Election Commission are predicted to spend more than $528 million
to influence the presidential race. 
Spending by the party convention host committees and public funding
for the conventions totaled $142 million.

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