Bloomberg Anywhere Remote Login Bloomberg Terminal Demo Request


Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world.


Financial Products

Enterprise Products


Customer Support

  • Americas

    +1 212 318 2000

  • Europe, Middle East, & Africa

    +44 20 7330 7500

  • Asia Pacific

    +65 6212 1000


Industry Products

Media Services

Follow Us

Bloomberg Customers

The Real Cost of a Presidential Campaign

By Kirsten Salyer - 2012-03-06T16:55:54Z

Photograph by Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Company Symbol % Change
2 of 14


Among campaigns for candidates still in the race, Barack Obama's shelled out the most in salaries and benefits -- more than $17 million through Jan. 31. Rick Santorum's campaign salary expenses were the lowest, at $148,806. Mitt Romney, whose outlay came in second at $4.6 million, paid an equal amount to his top staffers. Romney's campaign manager and digital director got $6,500 every two weeks (a $156,000 annual rate), according to Federal Election Commission filings.