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1. Sanders is a Spender
All 2016 campaign figures are from the latest FEC reports produced June, 2016.
2. 2016 Election is an Expensive One
The total amount spent by presidential candidates in 1976 was $67 million. 1996 candidates spent $192 million. 2016: more than $800 million and counting!
3. Can You Put a Price on Delegates?
Jeb Bush's campaign spent more than $35 million, meaning each of his 3 delegates earned nearly $12 million apiece. Counting Super PAC money, some estimate each delegate cost a whopping $46 million! (Please clap.)
4. Conventions, You're on Your Own
Public money used to help fund national political conventions, but thanks to a new law, $126 million in taxpayer money is now being used instead to fund pediatric cancer research.
5. Trump Stands to Gain?
Which Presidential candidate said in 2000, "It's very possible that I could be the first presidential candidate to run and make money on it."? Donald Trump! From last August to May, Trump's campaign has spent over $6.17 million towards his own companies.
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