Ask FactCheck: Week ending November 7

November 7, 2008 12:00:00 AM PST
FactCheck.org answers your questions about U.S. politics.

November 7, 2008

Q: Can the presidential candidates keep their campaign money?

A: No. They can donate any contributions they haven't spent to charities or political parties, and they can pay leftover campaign bills. The big rule is: no personal use.

Q: Who spent more money on advertising, McCain or Obama?

A: Overall, Obama has outspent McCain by nearly 3-to-1, but in the closing week it's been closer to 5-to-1.

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