Where the Obama and Romney Campaigns Spent Money During the Election

Which campaign spent more at Pizza Hut?

By: Nicholas Hunt

Forget about revenue increases versus spending cuts. How about Domino’s versus Pizza Hut? American versus United? Target versus Walmart? The receipts from the campaigns of President Obama and Mitt Romney show where the candidates stood on these issues of national importance.

These figures are taken from expense reports filed with the Federal Election Commission by each candidate’s chief campaign committee as of October 17. The campaigns spent more in the final weeks before the election and through employee reimbursements, per-diems, and third parties. These figures don’t include spending by political-action committees.

Romney

Obama

American Airlines

$246,822

$573,320

Continental Airlines

$110,644

$40,863

JetBlue Airways

$297,694

$26,483

Delta

$820,710

$363,860

Southwest

$187,600

$375,515

United

$331,887

$691,488

US Airways

$616,040

$619,349

Amazon.com

$177,954

$412,686

eBay

$48,875

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Apple

$65,212

$2,756

Best Buy

$238,500

$386,155

Avis/Budget

$784,868

$205,525

Enterprise Rent-a-Car

$33,607

$14,482

Hertz

$61,719

$47,296

Pizza Hut

$224

$834

Domino's Pizza

$5,780

$2,584

Dunkin' Donuts

$1,189

$1,402

Starbucks Coffee

$781

$272

Target

$4,498

$6,427

Walmart

$1,565

$1,425

UPS

$533

$59,334

FedEx

$287,936

$7,987

McDonald's

$1,413

0

Subway

$1,461

$3,646