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Paying to Win

Since Barack Obama secured the Democratic Party's presidential nomination in June, he and Republican nominee John McCain have spent more than $467 million in campaign funds -- more than half of it on advertising. Obama has outspent McCain more than 2 to 1, but McCain's spending is limited because he accepted public financing. However, the Republican Party has spent $72 million since September, which is not included here.

Paying to Win

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Paying to Win
Graphic | Since Barack Obama secured the Democratic Party's presidential nomination in June, he and Republican nominee John McCain have spent more than $467 million in campaign funds -- more than half of it on advertising. Obama has outspent McCain more than 2 to 1, but McCain's spending is limited because he accepted public financing. However, the Republican Party has spent $72 million since September, which is not included here.
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