Select a chart from the menu to the right for comparisons of the amount of money raised by each candidate.
The graph below shows the amounts the major party candidates have spent in the general election, according to FEC reports. Click on each candidate for more.
Note: Numbers are rounded to the closest dollar. *General election spending for Bush and Kerry comes from the $74,620,000 in public funding both received from the Federal Election Commission. In exchange for public funding, candidates agree to limiting spending and discontinue fund-raising for the general election campaign, which begins after each candidate is nominated by their respective party; **Nader is not subject to spending limits, so for comparison, Nader's amount represents his spending since August 2004.