The first 18 months of 2004 and 2008 were actually more expensive than 2012
Democratic party committees out-spent Republicans by significant margin
The DNC, DSCC, and DCCC also out-fundraised Republican party counterparts
Congressional candidates raised and spent money at record levels in 2012
PACs raised and spent the most money in first 18 months of the election
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