2012 election - most-supported candidates by super PACs

This graph shows the expenditure of the so-called super PACs in supporting their candidate in the United States up to November 20, 2012. Super PACs are independent expenditure-only committees, which may raise unlimited sums of money from corporations, unions, associations and individuals, then spend unlimited sums to overtly advocate for or against political candidates. However, direct coordination and communication between political candidates and super PACs is prohibited. Each of the GOP candidates is or was supported by at least one super PAC. Super-PACs have been spending about 24.77 million U.S. dollars to support Mitt Romney up to November 20.

Most-supported candidates by super PACs in the 2012 election as of November 20, 2012

Support spending in U.S. dollars
Mitt Romney25,147,017
Barack Obama18,122,103
Newt Gingrich*13,046,779
Rick Santorum*6,940,692
Rick Perry*3,959,824
Ron Paul*3,914,160
Jon Huntsman*2,453,204
Gary Earl Johnson (Liberal)541,733
Herman Cain*415,075
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Source

Release date

November 2012

Region

United States

Survey time period

As of November 20, 2012

Supplementary notes

* Campaign suspended.

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