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If You Wanted To Run For President, How Much Would It Actually Cost?

If you're not happy with the presidential candidates we have to choose from this election, there's always another option: Run for president yourself.

Now that that's decided, how much is it actually going to cost you to try to be the leader of the free world?

First thing's first: You have to be at least a 35-year-old, natural-born US citizen who's lived in the states for 14 consecutive years. If you meet all those requirements, it's just a matter of raising adequate funds.

According to a video put together by GOOD Magazine and Participant Media, it'll cost at least $15,147.29 to get your name on the primary ballot. If you're hoping to win, though, it's an entirely different story.

In the most recent 2012 presidential election, Barack Obama and Mitt Romney each raised around $1 billion for their campaigns, so set your goal somewhere around there.

This year, your opponents' campaign funds have reached well into millions already, so you'd better get that Kickstarter going ASAP.

Watch the video of the full breakdown of what it costs to run for president below.

Citations: How Much Would it Cost You to Run for President? (GOOD Magazine)

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Kate Ryan is a Senior Trending News Writer. Previously, she wrote about death, walked dogs, and taught middle-aged women how to paint sunsets. Be a dear and check out her Twitter: @kateryanthereal.
Kate Ryan is a Senior Trending News Writer. Previously, she wrote about death, walked dogs, and taught middle-aged women how to paint sunsets. Be a dear and check out her Twitter: @kateryanthereal.

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