10/22/2012 05:17 pm ET | Updated Oct 22, 2012

Here's What The Nearly $6 Billion Being Spent On The 2012 Elections Can Buy (INFOGRAPHIC)

The Center for Responsive Politics estimates that $5,800,000,000 will be spent on this year's elections. That's equivalent to the salaries of 137,727 public schoolteachers, 1,343,837 employees paying for their health care contributions for a year, and even the cost for the entire population of Texas to go skydiving.

Click on the interactive graphic below to see what else that money can buy:

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