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Mitt Romney, President Obama spend big in Mass.

Campaigns add $45m to economy

The campaigns of Mitt Romney and Barack Obama have paid a combined $45 million to businesses and consultants from Massachusetts, making the Bay State the nation’s number one recipient of presidential campaign spending by a long shot.

If big-money politics is a bad thing - as three-quarters of Americans believe it is, according to a recent Reuters/Ipsos poll - this is its silver lining.

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