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Election 2012: Where Did The Money Go?

[asset-images[{"caption": "The faces of money.", "fid": "786", "style": "card_280", "uri": "public://201211/money.jpg", "attribution": "Credit Composite of photos/Kevin Dooley"}]]The 2012 presidential race is in the history books as the most expensive campaign in American history. That is, at least until 2016. The Obama and Romney campaigns spent an estimated $1 billion each on the race. What did all that money accomplish? Bill Allison of the Sunlight Foundation has some insight.

Also this hour: pneumonia is the leading killer of children under age five around the world. We talk with Dr. Orin Levine of the Gates Foundation about why pneumonia is still so deadly, and how vaccines are delivered around the world. Plus, we listen back to how radio was first used in presidential campaigns in our Radio Retrospective and Sara Dickerman joins us with a lunch recommendation.