Data Points: Presidential Campaign Spending

Presidential Campaign Spending.

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$150 million: Obama's fundraising haul for September

$47 million: Amount that McCain had for spending between October 1 and Election Day

$345 million: Total spent by George W. Bush in the 2004 election

$310 million: Total spent by John Kerry in the 2004 election

$717.9 million: Total spending by presidential candidates in 2004

$343.1 million: Total spending by presidential candidates in 2000

$239.9 million: Total spending by presidential candidates in 1996

$192.2 million: Total spending by presidential candidates in 1992

$210.7 million: Total spending by presidential candidates in 1988

$103.6 million: Total spending by presidential candidates in 1984

$92.3 million: Total spending by presidential candidates in 1980

$66.9 million: Total spending by presidential candidates in 1976

Sources: OpenSecrets.org (Bush data, Kerry data), Associated Press