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The Crazy Cost of Becoming President, From Lincoln to Obama

Barack Obama spent $730 million getting to the White House in 2008—twice as much as George W. Bush spent 4 years earlier and more than 260 times what Abraham Lincoln spent in his first election. Looking at the total costs of presidential elections over the past 150 years, it would seem that the White House is the ultimate recession-proof commodity: So is the White House overpriced? Depends on what you're comparing it against.
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