The Most Expensive Election in History

Take a look at the numbers - including what the candidates' wives spent on their debate dresses.

The Most Expensive Election in History Photo (cc) by *King of the Ants*

We recently wrote about where leftover campaign cash goes after an election. In a new infographic, Time is calling it the priciest election in U.S. history…

Highlights include: the amount given by Obama and Romney’s top donors, the prices of Ann Romney and Michelle Obama’s town-hall-debate dresses, the amount of money spent on presidential-campaign ads, and the median monthly salary of campaign staffers.

Check out the infographic for more details:

But at least on Romney’s side, the cash stopped flowing the moment he lost. Read about how his staffers couldn’t even get a cab ride home on election night at The Raw Story.

Brandon Ballenger
Brandon Ballenger @btballenger
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