This has been an astoundingly expensive presidential campaign â€” more than $1 billion spent since the primaries.
How much did federal employees contribute? We decided to take a look at the donor database for both candidates.
Barack Obama seems to have the fundraising edge among feds: his donations outpaced John McCain’s by about 13 percent.
Defense Department employees contributed nearly half of the total amount donated by feds â€” not surprising, since Defense is by far the largest federal agency. The Agriculture Department seems to have contributed the least: just $250 for Obama, and nothing for McCain.
The agency-by-agency numbers are after the jump.
|Health and Human Services||13,800||4,400|
|Housing and Urban Development||550||0|
One caveat: These numbers aren’t 100% comprehensive, because the campaigns don’t have to report information on donors who give less than $200.