The final price tag for the 2016 Presidential election, primaries and the General is in: $2.4 billion according to campaign finance watchdog OpenSecrets.org. The total cost of all of the 2016 campaigns was $6.5 billion. Of that total Russia spent $100,000. What percent is that? Russia spent one dollar out of every $65,000 dollars. Russia was outspent $64,999 dollars to one. They spent one penny for every 6,499,999 pennies that was spent. Russia was not only out spent, their spending was irrelevant.