Five Fun Financial Facts: Presidential Campaign Financing

Discover financial facts about funding past and present presidential campaigns, including who spent the most money and who has made money off their campaign.

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Whose campaign spent the most money so far to get elected President? Surprise! Bernie SandersClintonTrump

All 2016 campaign figures are from the latest FEC reports produced June, 2016.

The total amount spent by presidential candidates in 1976 was $67 million. 1996 candidates spent $192 million. 2016: more than $800 million and counting!

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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.)


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.


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

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