The Real Cost of a Presidential Campaign

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

Photograph by Paul Sancya/AP

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And the spending tally for the remaining candidates in the race is ... $173.3 million*

Barack Obama: $66.1 million
Mitt Romney: $56 million
Ron Paul: $29.4 million
Newt Gingrich: $16.5 million
Rick Santorum: $5.2 million

*Federal Election Commission figures