09/06/2012 07:49 am ET

Political Campaign Donations: What Money Can Buy You

Got $100,000 to spare? It could buy you a sleepover at the White House.

As the presidential election heats up, so too does the competition for political donations. It is estimated that the amount spent on the presidential election this year will be around $2.5 billion, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. That includes funds raised by the candidates, Democratic and Republican party committees and outside spending groups, including super PACs.

To keep the money flowing into the their coffers this election season, both President Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney have leveraged their friends and influence to offer tempting rewards to major donors. They are not, of course, the first politicians to do so.

Check out our list of some of the craziest things a political donation can buy you:

What A Political Donation Can Buy You