GOP spent 87% more on so-called consultants
12/7/2012, "2012 Presidential Campaign Finance Explorer," Washington Post
"Where they are spending it"
"The candidates, national parties and super PACs spend the bulk of their campaign cash on advertising, mail, staff and fundraising. Here is a breakdown of the major categories of spending by each candidate."...
Romney campaign spent $11.5 million more on consultants than its incumbent Democrat opponent:
$13.2 million-Obama spent on consultants
$24.7 million-Romney spent on consultants
|Consultant ratio, R v D|
Romney campaign spent $109.8 million less on advertising than incumbent Obama:
$580.1 million-Obama spent on advertising
$470.3 million-Romney spent on advertising
Romney campaign spent $51.8 million less on payroll than incumbent Obama:
$102.3 million-Obama spent on payroll
$50.8 million-Romney spent on payroll
Red and blue image above comparing consultant spending between the two campaigns from Washington Post