Elections are expensive. For months, President Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney’s campaigns have spent hundreds of millions of dollars to win over swing-state voters. The Obama campaign alone has spent $377,240,434 since June 1.
But how big is that number, really? To find out, enter your salary below. You’ll see how quickly the Obama campaign spent what you earn, and you’ll also see how long you would have to work to make what the Obama campaign spent in the last five months—assuming you don’t get a raise every couple thousand years.
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Data source: Federal Elections Comission
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