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Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain holds up a cupcake decorated with his 9-9-9 economic plan before a speech at the National Press Club in this file photo.

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Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain holds up a cupcake decorated with his 9-9-9 economic plan before a speech at the National Press Club in this file photo.

Super-PACs Still Super With $5.4 Mln — Though `9-9-9′ Down to Last $100

One legacy of the 2012 presidential race: the super-political action committees it spawned. Weeks after the Nov. 6 election, those groups still had more than $5.4 million left to spend, Federal Election Commission reports due yesterday show. Each candidate —...

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Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama following a presidential debate at the University of Denver in Denver, Colorado, on Oct. 3, 2012.

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Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama following a presidential debate at the University of Denver in Denver, Colorado, on Oct. 3, 2012.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: $2.23 Bln

That’s how much President Barack Obama, Republican Mitt Romney and five groups active in the presidential election raised from Jan. 1, 2011 through Nov. 26, 2012. Obama and two Democratic groups together raised $1.10 billion, compared with $1.13 billion raised...

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Volunteer Nsombe Iamodou works the phone bank at the campaign headquarters of President Barack Obama in Detroit the day before the election, on Nov. 5, 2012.

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Volunteer Nsombe Iamodou works the phone bank at the campaign headquarters of President Barack Obama in Detroit the day before the election, on Nov. 5, 2012.

Michigan: Obama Would Have Won Without Detroit

President Barack Obama’s bid for votes in Detroit could have gone bankrupt  in the Nov. 6 election. He still would have beaten Republican Mitt Romney in Michigan. In fact, the president would have won Michigan excluding all of Wayne County,...

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Sheldon Adelson, chairman and chief executive officer of Las Vegas Sands Corp., center left, and wife Miriam Adelson in Macau.

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Sheldon Adelson, chairman and chief executive officer of Las Vegas Sands Corp., center left, and wife Miriam Adelson in Macau.

Adelsons’ Campaign Total: $53.4 Million

Casino executive Sheldon Adelson and his wife Miriam have given $53.4 million to candidates, parties and political action committees for the 2012 elections, according to the latest figures from the Center for Responsive Politics. The two gave $20 million to...

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Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama following a presidential debate at the University of Denver in Colorado.

Photograph by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama following a presidential debate at the University of Denver in Colorado.

Obama v Romney: $1 Billion Parity

$975.9 million. That’s how much money that President Barack Obama, the Democratic National Committee and the allied super-political action committee Priorities USA Action together have raised since the beginning of 2011 through Oct. 17. It’s the same sum raised by...

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Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, left, addresses the volunteers who helped construct a home in Middleborough, Mass., presented to Iraq War disabled veteran Sgt. Peter Damon, right, and his wife, Jen, by the non-profit organization Homes for our Troops, in this file photo.

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Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, left, addresses the volunteers who helped construct a home in Middleborough, Mass., presented to Iraq War disabled veteran Sgt. Peter Damon, right, and his wife, Jen, by the non-profit organization Homes for our Troops, in this file photo.

Pro-Romney Super-PAC Spends $17.7 Million in 10 States

The main super-political action committee backing Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is spending $17.7 million on two television ads that will air in 10 key states this week. Restore Our Future, which is run by veterans of Romney’s 2008 campaign,...

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A supporter at a Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan rally in Daytona Beach, Fla., on Oct. 19, 2012.

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A supporter at a Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan rally in Daytona Beach, Fla., on Oct. 19, 2012.

Tulsa Coal Executive Invests $4.35 Million in Romney and Republicans

An Oklahoma millionaire coal executive has contributed at least $4.35 million to super-political action committees backing Mitt Romney and other Republican candidates, new Federal Election Commission reports show. Joseph Craft III wrote a $500,000 check last month to Restore Our Future,...

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Producer Jeffrey Katzenberg, left, and director Steven Spielberg arrive at the America's Democratic Legacy Award Gala in this file photo.

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Producer Jeffrey Katzenberg, left, and director Steven Spielberg arrive at the America's Democratic Legacy Award Gala in this file photo.

Spielberg, Katzenberg Produce Blockbuster Contributions to Pro-Obama PAC

Movie director Steven Spielberg and Jeffrey Katzenberg, CEO of Dreamworks Animation SKG Inc., were among the million-dollar donors last month to Priorities USA Action, the super-PAC founded by former aides to President Barack Obama. Katzenberg gave $2 million to the...

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