(CNN) – The most expensive presidential campaign in U.S. history did not disappoint in the final few weeks, with the campaigns, parties, and super PACs raking in checks – and writing them – totaling millions of dollars.
Mitt Romney's presidential campaign brought in $85.9 million in the final three weeks of the presidential campaign, just shy of the $88.1 million raised by President Barack Obama’s effort, which ended in debt.
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The Republican National Committee ended the 2012 cycle with $3 million in the bank. The Democratic National Committee, however, ended the year in the red. Both party committees ended the 2010 midterm elections with debt on their books.
The numbers emerged in campaign statements and new Federal Election Commission filings submitted Thursday, the deadline for reports which cover October 18 through November 26.
Romney raised $85.9 million, but his campaign did not say how much he spent in those final days.
He ended the month with $24.4 million in the bank. "The campaign continues to process invoices for pre-election expenses and forecasts that there will be less than $1 million at year end," the campaign said in the announcement.
Obama had nearly $5.4 million cash on hand at the end of the month but owed $7.2 million in debt. His campaign spent almost $176.4 in the final weeks.
RNC chairman Reince Priebus said he was "proud to announce that the RNC is completely debt-free after facing nearly $25 million in debt less than two years ago."
The committee raised $30 million in the final weeks of the campaign but did not disclose their spending.
A filing from the DNC showed the committee owed $20.5 million at the end of the period, though it still held $9.7 million in the bank. It raised $21.9 million and spent $22.5 million.
The primary pro-Romney super PAC, Restore Our Future, spent $45.5 million in those final weeks and ended the year debt-free with $842,000 cash on hand. It raised $22.1 million in that period.
The major super PAC supporting Obama, Priorities USA, had not yet disclosed their numbers, nor had the group Crossroads, which supported Republican candidates at various levels.