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Tim Carney: Obama pleaded poverty but spent as much as Romney

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Throughout the campaign, President Obama complained that he was being outspent by Mitt Romney, but the final tally shows that both candidates had slightly more than $1 billion behind them. If you count only the money the candidates controlled, Team Obama outspent Team Romney by almost $200 million. Obama for America, Obama's official campaign committee, spent $684 million on the 2012 election,...

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