Candidates for presidential contest raise funds during elections in the US. When it comes to donations in the US presidential election, there are two channels of disclosed revenue: Direct contributions, Super PAC(Political Action Committee). We would like to present the details of funds collected so far through different channels.
As mentioned above, in Direct contributions method, both PACs and individual can contribute up to $5,000 per each election cycle. However, Super PACs may raise and spend unlimited funds any source. But, they need to disclose their donors. Super PACs spend independently of a candidate's campaign.
Total Raised Funds To Date
As many as $432,120,370 raised via Direct Contributions(92.4%)
As many as $35,395,294 raised through super PAC(7.6%)
Total comes to $467,515,617
As many as $278,950,600 raised via Direct Contributions(74.5%)
As many as $35,395,294 raised through super PAC(24.5)
Total comes to $374,612,153
Statistics show Obama's campaign raised more funds to date than Romney's campaign which combined super PAC