Money plays a big role in the elections. Each month, political pundits track fundraising and spending by the political parties, the campaigns and the political action committees, or PACs.
A lot of those dollars are coming from some big-money names. But who are they? So far, one of the pro-Mitt Romney PACs, Restore Our Future, has made inroads with many of the nation's billionaires, while one of the pro-President Barack Obama PACs, Priorities USA Action, has enjoyed a lot of support from Hollywood celebrities.
With the election in November, here's a look at some of the biggest donors so far.
In a career spanning five decades, Morgan Freeman has appeared in nearly 100 film and television projects, but it wasn't until 2005 that he won an Oscar for "Million Dollar Baby." It turns out that was a fitting title. In July, Freeman reportedly gave $1 million to the pro-Obama super PAC, Priorities USA Action.
By some estimates, Freeman has a net worth of about $90 million.