But . . . but . . . but . . . the Koch Brothers!
(The Hill) — President Obama has spent more than $135 million on his reelection campaign to date, around $3 million more than the entire Republican field combined, according to a new report by The Associated Press.
That’s despite few of the travel and advertising costs that Republican candidates have paid to fuel their bruising and prolonged primary campaign.
Instead, the president’s team has spent the money establishing offices across the country and hiring staff. According to Federal Election Commission reports, the president’s team has more than 330 staffers at the campaign’s headquarters in Chicago, and another 200 in offices across the country.
In some key swing states, the campaign already has multiple offices and dozens of staff members.