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Obama Spent $176 Million in Final Weeks of Winning Campaign

December 06, 2012

President Barack Obama spent $176 million in the final weeks of his re-election campaign, bringing his total to $729 million.

Federal Election Commission reports filed tonight showed Obama raised $88 million, including $26.5 million from a joint fundraising effort with the Democratic National Committee and state parties, for a $733 million total.

He had $5.4 million left to spend as of Nov. 26 and $7.2 million in unpaid bills.

To contact the reporters on this story: Jonathan D. Salant in Washington at; Greg Giroux in Washington at

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Jeanne Cummings at

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