Five Surprising Charts About The 2012 Election
The FEC has released a summary of the money raised and spent in the first 18 months of the election. $4 billion in five graphs.
The first 18 months of 2004 and 2008 were actually more expensive than 2012
Democratic party committees out-spent Republicans by significant margin
The DNC, DSCC, and DCCC also out-fundraised Republican party counterparts
Congressional candidates raised and spent money at record levels in 2012
PACs raised and spent the most money in first 18 months of the election