Published December 06, 2008
No one can accuse Barack Obama of being tight with cash.
In the final weeks of the campaign, Obama spent $147 million on, among other things, aging rockers, temporary tattoos and Google ads, the New York Daily News reported.
The Daily News cited federal records that show Obama hired Jimmy Buffett and the living members of the Grateful Dead for a fund-raiser. The campaign spent $4 million to get its message across though ads on Google.
And those 400,000 temporary "Obama" tattoos? The tattoos were sent to 66 different Obama offices around the country in late October in time for Halloween, the Daily News reports.
Obama also dropped $62 million on TV ads, $9.4 million on additional online ads and $4.4 million more on print ads.