The candidates themselves aren’t the only ones spending big bucks to get convention delegates. The Super Pacs, ostensibly independent fund-raising organizations, are also spending $10’s of millions to influence the election. Mitt Romney is the clear winner in the Super Pac race with $36.6 million spent to-date on his behalf. That comes out to about $65,000 per delegate and a total combined campaign and Super Pac spend of $186,000 per delegate. A distant second in the Super Pac race is Newt Gingrich at $17.2 million spent to-date on his behalf. That comes out to about $127,000 per delegate and a total combined campaign and Super Pac spend of $270,000 per delegate. You can see from the bubble chart that Gingrich is the only candidate that has had more Super Pac money spent on his behalf than his own campaign has spent. Next comes Rick Santorum at $6.7 million spent to-date on his behalf. That comes out to about $25,000 per delegate and a total combined campaign and Super Pac spend of $75,000 per delegate. Last in the Super Pac money race, Ron Paul has had about $3.5 million or $70,000 per delegate spent on his behalf for his 50 delegates, but still has an eye-popping combined campaign and Super Pac spend of $710,000 per delegate! Source data: New York Time Politics Section