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People gather to watch election coverage in Times Square in New York, on Nov. 6, 2012.

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People gather to watch election coverage in Times Square in New York, on Nov. 6, 2012.

2012 Election Total: $6.3 Billion

The final price tag on the 2012 elections: $6.3 billion. That’s according to the Center for Responsive Politics, which intially pegged the cost at $6 billion. It’s still less than the $7 billion that Federal Election Commission Chairwoman Ellen Weintraub...

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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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2012 Elections Cost Will Hit $7 Billion, FEC Chair Weintraub Says

The 2012 elections will be more expensive than originally thought, according to new Federal Election Commission Chairwoman Ellen Weintraub. Her estimate: $7 billion. That’s higher than the $6 billion estimate from the Center for Responsive Politics, a Washington-based research group...

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The Federal Election Commission chairwoman, Democrat Ellen Weintraub (L), and the vice chairman, Republican Donald McGahn (R), shown here in 2008 in different roles.

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The Federal Election Commission chairwoman, Democrat Ellen Weintraub (L), and the vice chairman, Republican Donald McGahn (R), shown here in 2008 in different roles.

FEC `On the Roof:’ Balking Blocs

The Federal Election Commission chairwoman for 2013 will be Democrat Ellen Weintraub, and the vice chairman will be Donald McGahn, a Republican. These are the two leaders of the two FEC blocs that have prevented the commission from taking any...

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