Donuts, Pizza and Private Jets: Here’s How The Presidential Candidates Are Spending Their Money

PHOTO: Hillary Clinton holds up her small white mocha latte with a logo of the coffee shop drawn in the foam as she campaigns for U.S. Sen. Mark Udall, during a stop in the newly-renovated Union Station in Denver on Oct. 13, 2014.David Zalubowski/AP Photo
Hillary Clinton holds up her small white mocha latte with a logo of the coffee shop drawn in the foam as she campaigns for U.S. Sen. Mark Udall, during a stop in the newly-renovated Union Station in Denver on Oct. 13, 2014.

The first filing reports of the 2016 election cycle were made available by the Federal Election Commission on Wednesday, giving the American public an inside look into how much money candidates are making and how much they’re spending.

But running for president is about more than giving speeches and attending town halls. Candidates visit local businesses and immerse themselves in the communities they visit. That means eating, drinking and celebrating with locals.

Here are some of the most interesting purchases candidates have made in the 2016 cycle so far:

Bernie Sanders:

  • $686.61 at Minnesota Smoothie & More

Hillary Clinton:

  • $1,303.48 at Microwave Donuts LLC
  • $672.54 at Binny’s Beverage Depot
  • $2,700 at The Sugar Experience

Jeb Bush:

  • $505.27 on Domino’s pizza
  • $10,794.00 at Staples
  • $400.00 at Pella opera house

Martin O’Malley:

  • $2,657.81 on Amazon.com
  • $687.73 on Americano restaurant
  • $398.23 on Athena restaurant
  • $320.64 at Costco
  • $1,412.00 at New Fortune Chinese restaurant
  • $268.60 at Potbelly

Lindsey Graham:

  • $186.73 at Jimmy John’s
  • $980.16 on Action Septic Tanks & Portable Toilets
  • $3,639.50 on Charlie Palmer Steak
  • $12,240,00 on Blue Star Jets, a private jet charter company

Mike Huckabee:

  • $2,638.59 at Mattress Firm
  • $1,072.21 at Doe’s Eat Place
  • $44,717.89 on Facebook

Rand Paul:

  • $1,428.00 on Uber
  • $5,591.77 on Facebook

Carly Fiorina:

  • $185.94 at NHL.com
  • $647.70 at US Flag Store

Ben Carson:

  • $100 on “Tim the Balloonman”
  • $403.13 at Blake’s Creamery

Rick Perry:

  • $460.80 on Brother Jimmy’s BBQ

Marco Rubio:

  • $200.00 at Alba restaurant
  • $1,411.77 at Best Buy
  • $1,000.00 at Honeymoon Cafe and Bar
  • $9,539.18 on Office Depot
  • $89.89 at Panera Bread

Ted Cruz:

  • $43.20 at World of Beer

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