According to The Week, the estimated tally for the 2012 election when all is said and done will be about $6 billion. Here are a few other things $6 billion could buy:
It could buy a storm surge barrier for New York City.
It could supply nearly half of FEMA’s annual budget.
It works out to about $45 per likely voter, so the campaigns could have bought each likely voter, say nine footlong subway subs.