The US presidential campaign is set to be the most expensive in history.
Both candidates are on their way to raising a billion dollars (over 773 million euros) by the November 6 election.
They have been spending massive amounts on advertising as well as get-out-and-vote efforts by campaigns and outside groups that have no fund-raising limits.
On Thursday Barack Obama voted early in his home state of Chicago, to encourage other democrats to do so.
After several months lagging behind Obama in fund raising Mitt Romney and his allies overtook their Democratic rivals for the month of October.
Romney’s campaign says it has 169 million dollars left in its campaign coffers while the Obama campaign says it has 123 million – hefty sums for the final push.
In a record breaking spending spree both campaigns have devoted the bulk of their cash to blanketing the airwaves with advertising.
In the first three weeks of October the latest tally by the Wesleyan Media Project shows Romney and his Super Political Action Committees (Pacs) spending more on advertising, but Obama and his allies actually running more ads.
While Mitt Romney may hold the cash advantage in recent months, that has been down to fund raising by his party. Obama’s campaign on its own has dwarfed that of the Republican Candidate.
- 1Migrants with tickets denied access to Budapest train station
- 2Satellite images show ISIL destruction in Palmyra
- 3‘No person is illegal’ – Vienna holds rally for refugees
- 4Ukraine: deputies explain for and against the decentralisation law
- 5Hungary’s hardline stance on refugees ‘benefits’ people smugglers
- 1euronews live TV - News | euronews : the latest international news as video on demand
- 2International breaking news | euronews online world breaking news in video
- 3Caught red-handed: the Russian Major fighting in Ukraine
- 4Video footage shows massive explosion in Tianjin, China
- 5Ukraine puts top Russian general Gerasimov on ‘most wanted’ list
- 6Why World Elephant Day matters
- 7Momentum for Mars: Astronauts say mission is inevitable
- 8Latest News Bulletin
- 9Who came out top in the US Republican television debate?
- 10UK: at least 7 dead after plane crashes into road in Brighton
- 11Snowden, Assange and Manning statues unveiled in Berlin
- 12Virginia:TV journalist and cameraman shot dead live on air
- 13ISIL militant group claims to have killed Croatian hostage in Egypt
- 14Earth Overshoot Day…Pushing Mother Nature too far
- 15Windows 10, three weeks on: the good, the bad and the ugly
- 16International news | euronews, latest international news
- 17Bringing the trolls out of the dark: Russian ‘troll’ awarded 1 rouble damages
- 18As ‘Daily Show’ Jon Stewart’s tenure ends, scholars say goodbye to their research topic
- 19European Union News | euronews: latest breaking news and headlines about European Union
- 20Scientists find sinkhole cave under Mexico’s Kukulkan Castle Pyramid
Wires > News
- 12:11 CET Hundreds of migrants protest at Budapest station, want to go to…
- 12:04 CET Malaysia police to question ex-PM Mahathir on anti-government…
- 11:57 CET Red Cross says two aid workers shot dead in northern Yemen
- 11:27 CET Australia alarmed by strategic rivalry in South China Sea
- 11:20 CET Greek coast guard seizes ship with weapons bound for Libya
- 11:17 CET Eighteen Turkish workers kidnapped in Baghdad, firm says
- 11:03 CET Russia risks Japanese ire with Far East war commemoration
- 09:30 CET Fleeing Islamic State killings in Syria, a family reaches Bavaria