If people really want to get big money out of politics then perhaps they should try and abolish the Democratic Party. Of the seven remaining candidates running for the nomination of both parties, an analysis by The New York Times shows that Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders have spent more than any other candidates. In fact, just accounting for candidate expenditures, no Republican comes close to the two Democratic hopefuls.
Clinton's campaign has spent $97.5 million so far according to the latest filings with the Federal Election Commission. It takes adding the campaign expenses of all three Republican frontrunners to beat her. Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio have spent a combined $97.8 million.
Of the remaining candidates, Rubio has seen the most support in terms of spending from Super Pacs at $28.2 million, while Clinton leads in money raised by Super Pacs at $57.5 million to Ted Cruz's $49.6 million.
Jeb Bush, who dropped out of the race on the weekend, takes the overall spending title with his campaign having spent $33.5 million, while Super Pacs backing him spent $99 million on a race that never gained traction.