Political campaigns

Political campaigns are a pretty big deal. For instance the 2012 presidential election clocked in at the most expensive ever - at around $6 billion dollars! Needless to say, money plays a very big role in elections. So today, Craig is going to take a look at why we have campaigns in the first place, why the campaign seasons run for so long, and of course why campaigns cost so much.
SOURCE: Political Campaigns: Crash Course Government and Politics #39. CrashCourse. Published on Nov 21, 2015. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2A5QlpAyKSQ&list=PL8dPuuaLjXtOfse2ncvffeelTrqvhrz8H&index=39