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The Christmas in Summer Infographic Shows Donations Received

By: Jennifer Gosnell - Published: • References: visual.ly
In one of the most contentious elections facing American History, the Romney and Obama camps are going head-to-head for monetary donations. This Christmas in Summer infographic explains the fundraising of the President and Presidential candidate.

The incumbent's advantage is well known as a political phenomenon, so it's no surprise that Obama is beating Romney on his fundraising. However, the amount and outnumbered participants that he is pummelling Romney with is truly impressive. With almost double the total raised amount over Republican nominee Mitt Romney and almost four times as many donors, Obama may not draw in the huge gifts the way the Republicans do, but he's backed by many more votes.

With unprecedented amounts of money, these political campaigns are truly experiencing an early gift opening.