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Author`s name Dmitry Sudakov

Road to the White House in numbers

Numbers and more numbers from the 2008 presidential campaign cycle and the journeys of Democrat Barack Obama and Republican John McCain:

ROAD TO THE WHITE HOUSE

- Days since Obama announced his candidacy, as of Tuesday, Nov. 4: 633

- Days since McCain announced his candidacy: 559

- Days since former Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack, the first Democrat to formally enter the race, announced his candidacy: 726

- Days since the first presidential nominating contest in Iowa: 306

- Total number of candidates who launched White House bids: 25

MAGIC NUMBERS

- Delegates needed to secure the Democratic presidential nomination: 2,118

- Delegates needed to secure the Republican presidential nomination: 1,191

- Electoral votes needed to win the presidency: 270

VICTORIES

- Democratic nominating contests won by Obama: 32

- Democratic nominating contests won by Hillary Rodham Clinton: 22

- Competitive Republican nominating contests won by McCain before clinching the nomination: 24

- Competitive Republican contests won by Mitt Romney: 11

- Competitive Republican contests won by Mike Huckabee: 8

- Competitive Republican contests won by Rudy Giuliani, once the front-runner in national polls: 0

GREAT DEBATERS

- Democratic presidential debates: 21

- Republican presidential debates: 15

- Presidential debates between Obama and McCain: 3

- Total words spoken in the three presidential debates: Roughly 45,000

TURNOUT

- Largest crowd at an Obama campaign event: More than 200,000, at the Victory Column in Tiergarten Park in the heart of Berlin.

- Largest non-convention crowd at a McCain campaign event: An estimated 23,000 at a rally in Fairfax, Virginia.

- Votes cast in the New Hampshire Democratic primary: 284,104

- Votes cast in the New Hampshire Republican primary: 233,381

- Total votes for Obama in Democratic primary contests where delegates were awarded: 17,555,179

- Total votes for Clinton in Democratic primary contests where delegates were awarded: 17,839,896

- Total votes for McCain in Republican primary contests: 9,928,078

SHOW ME THE MONEY

- Contributions for Obama, as of Oct. 15: $641.5 million

- Contributions for McCain (including public financing): $358 million

SPENDING BY OBAMA, AS OF OCT. 15: $564 million

- Media: $240 million

- Travel: $39.5 million

- Salaries & benefits: $46 million

- Home Depot: More than $27,000 for office supplies, staging, sound and lighting equipment

- Domino's Pizza: $900

- Starbucks: $2,200

- Einstein Bros. Bagels: $426

- Dunkin' Donuts: $2,500

SPENDING BY MCCAIN, AS OF OCT. 15: $262 million

- Media: $116 million

- Travel: $20 million

- Salaries and benefits: $20 million

- Home Depot: $3,430

- Domino's Pizza: $550

- Starbuck's: $1,810

- Einstein Bros. Bagels: $87

- Dunkin' Donuts: $1,010

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