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The cost of a presidential campaign

by The Madeleine Brand Show

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U.S. President Barack Obama addresses the crowd at Yeadon Head Start November 8, 2011 in Yeadon, Pennsylvania. Obama discussed early childhood education and education reform as part of his campaign. William Thomas Cain/Getty Images

Election campaigns are known for getting more expensive every cycle. But the current GOP race for the White House has, so far, been the least expensive in a decade, according to a recent Washington Post article. Paul Waldman, contributing editor for the left-leaning think tank, The American Prospect, talks about the power of money and why this presidential campaign is so different.

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