Commentary: The Candidate As A Campaign Spectator

The outcome of the Presidential election may remain shrouded in a Florida fog. But one fact emerges clearly from the mists of Campaign 2000: The hugely inconclusive struggle was the costliest election in history. Candidates, parties, and interest groups spent $3 billion, up a staggering 50% from the $2 billion record set in 1996.

To continue reading this article you must be a Bloomberg Professional Service Subscriber.