Campaign 2008 | As consumers tighten their purse strings, the presidential candidates continue to spend freely, making this the most expensive campaign ever
by Emily Belz
Posted 10/31/08, 12:00 am
One billion dollars.
That's how much Democrat Barack Obama and Republican John McCain have raised collectively during the most expensive presidential campaign in history, according to numbers released this week by the Federal Elections Commission.
To put it in perspective, that's the equivalent of someone purchasing over 125 million paperback copies of McCain's autobiography Faith of My Fathers or Obama's The Audacity of Hope.