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Students celebrate after U.S. President Barack Obama was projected the winner of the presidential election inside the Kennedy Forum at the Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on Nov. 6, 2012.

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Students celebrate after U.S. President Barack Obama was projected the winner of the presidential election inside the Kennedy Forum at the Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on Nov. 6, 2012.

FEC: 2012 Campaign Cost $7 Billion

Candidates, parties, political action committees and other outside groups spent more than $7 billion on the 2012 election, according to a final tally by the Federal Election Commission.  That’s the most ever spent on U.S. elections, and surpasses the $5.3 billion...

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Images of President Barack Obama, left, and Republican Mitt Romney are seen on a monitor while a trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on Nov. 7, 2012.

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Images of President Barack Obama, left, and Republican Mitt Romney are seen on a monitor while a trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on Nov. 7, 2012.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: $7 Billion

That’s about how much was spent on the 2012 election, according to an estimate from the Federal Election Commission. Candidates spent about $3.2 billion, compared with $2 billion spent by the political parties and $2.1 billion by outside political committees,...

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A worker removes the plastic from a mirror on the floor ahead of the Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on August 26, 2012.

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A worker removes the plastic from a mirror on the floor ahead of the Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on August 26, 2012.

Money in Politics: Plumbing’s not the Problem, It’s the Quality of the Water

“Here’s the problem with money in politics,” says Mike Murphy, a seasoned and semi-retired Republican TV ad strategist: It’s the content. “I’m less worried about the plumbing than I am the quality of the water,” Murphy said today in Tampa,...

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Sen. Dean Heller, left, speaks with attendees of the 2011 Conservative Leadership Conference at the M Resort Spa Casino in Las Vegas.

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Sen. Dean Heller, left, speaks with attendees of the 2011 Conservative Leadership Conference at the M Resort Spa Casino in Las Vegas.

Republicans Press IRS: Don’t Relent

Updated at 5:20 pm EDT: Crossroads GPS, the nonprofit group co-founded by Karl Rove, has spent $472,496 to help Senator Dean Heller of Nevada win re-election. 60 Plus Association, which favors privatizing Social Security, announced it would spend $2.1 million...

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A campaign stop by President Barack Obama at Rollins College in Winter Park, Fla., on Aug. 2, 2012.

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A campaign stop by President Barack Obama at Rollins College in Winter Park, Fla., on Aug. 2, 2012.

In the Biggest Money — for Obama: Good News, Bad News

There is good news and bad news for the president in the numbers. President Barack Obama’s 2012 campaign fundraising is the second most successful machine ever. The first: Obama’s 2008 machinery. The president also has spent much of his re-election...

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