Obama v Romney: $1.1 Bln v $1.1 Bln

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President Barack Obama Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney at the end of the third and final presidential debate on Oct. 22, 2012 in Boca Raton, Florida.

The final campaign finance numbers are in, and it was a tie.

When campaign and outside spending is taken into account, both President Barack Obama and his allies and Republican nominee Mitt Romney and his allies spent $1.1 billion on the 2012 presidential contest.

While Obama’s campaign committee outspent Romney’s by $737 million to $483 million, the Republican made up the deficit with the help of the Republican National Committee and two super-political action committees, Restore Our Future and American Crossroads. They outspent the Democratic National Committee and the pro-Obama super-PAC Priorities USA Action.

On Election Day, the race was anything but a tie. Obama won with 51 percent, the first president to win back-to-back elections with that much support since Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1952 and 1956.

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