Total cost of 2016 election could reach $6.6 billion, CRP predicts | OpenSecrets Blog

Is 2016 the Year of the Billionaire when it comes to financing the election?

There are plenty in the mix. And they’ve helped fuel what is turning out to be the most expensive election ever. The Center for Responsive Politics projects that candidates, parties and outside groups could spend nearly $6.6 billion by the time it’s all over, $86.5 million more than the last presidential cycle when adjusted for inflation. The cost could be much higher — this is a conservative estimate.
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