So political campaigns are a pretty big deal in the United States. For instance the 2012 presidential election clocked in at the most expensive ever – at around $6 billion dollars! Needless to say, money plays a very big role in American elections. So today, Craig is going to take a look at why we have campaigns in the first place, why the campaign seasons run for so long, and of course why campaigns cost so much.
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