Election 2016: Proof that Money Can’t Buy You Love

Craig Huey Government, Congress, and Politics Leave a Comment

What have the Presidential candidates spent on their campaigns?

Who spent well?

1. Hillary Clinton: $188 million raised

CampaignSuper PACs and Other Groups
Raised$130 million$57.5 million
Spent$97.5 million$13.2 million
Cash on hand$32.9 million$45.2 million
TV ads aired49,367                     —

 

2. Jeb Bush: $152 million raised [Dropped out]

CampaignSuper PACs and Other Groups
Raised$33.5 million$119 million
Spent$30.6 million$94.2 million
Cash on hand$2.88 million$24.4 million
TV ads aired3,50435, 681

 

3. Ted Cruz: $102 million raised

CampaignSuper PACs and Other Groups
Raised$54.7 million$47.3 million
Spent$41 million$21.6 million
Cash on hand$31.6 million$25.9 million
TV ads aired10,2668,485

 

4. Bernie Sanders: $96.3 million raised

CampaignSuper PACs and Other Groups
Raised$96.3 million—–
Spent$81.6 million—–
Cash on hand$14.7 million—–
TV ads aired50,304—–

 

5. Marco Rubio: $86.6 million raised

CampaignSuper PACs and Other Groups
Raised$37.8 million$ 48.8 million
Spent$81.6 million$27.4 million
Cash on hand$14.7 million$5.6 million
TV ads aired19,99417,022

 

6. Ben Carson: $71.5 million raised

CampaignSuper PACs and Other Groups
Raised$57.9 million$13.6 million
Spent$53.7 million$13.8 million
Cash on hand$1.48 million$680 k
TV ads aired12,119—-

 

7. John Kasich: $29 million raised

CampaignSuper PACs and Other Groups
Raised$8.65 million$20.9 million
Spent$7.17 million$13.5 million
Cash on hand$1.48 million$2.35 million
TV ads aired2,1854,169

Jeb Bush and his SuperPACs raised more than all the other Republican candidates, and yet he dropped out after a continuously polling in single digits and winning no delegates. John Kasich has remained in the race, despite low numbers and little money because of targeted efforts.

Hillary Clinton has raised twice as much as her socialist challenger (who has refused SuperPAC money), and yet has basic tied with Sanders in every contest.

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