Numbers in the news

Shelly Le

6,776
Number of people in Franklin County, Ohio who turned up to vote in the Republican Primaries in 2008.

2,712
Number of people in Franklin County, Ohio who turned up to vote in the Republican Primaries last Tuesday.

56
Percentage of all Republican delegates presidential candidate Mitt Romney has allocated after the 2012 Super Tuesday Republican primaries.

59
Percentage of all Republican delegates former presidential candidate John McCain claimed after the 2008 Super Tuesday Republican primaries.

$12,122,704
Money spent on President Barack Obama’s presidential re-election campaign, including spending since 2008.

$55,986,173
Money spent on Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign.

$5,224,376
Money spent on presidential candidate Rick Santorum’s campaign.

$824,305.46
Amount raised from July 1, 2011 to December 31, 2011 by Stephen Colbert’s SuperPAC Americans for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow.

SOURCES: FRANKLIN COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO, THE NEW YORK TIMES.