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483. Independent Expenditures for Presidential and Congressional Campaigns

[In thousands of dollars ($16,084 represents $16,084,000). Covers campaign finance activity during 2-year calendar period indicated. An "independent expenditure" is money spent to support or defeat a clearly identified candidate. According to Federal election law, such an expenditure must be made without cooperation or consultation with the candidate or his/her campaign. Independent expenditures are not limited, as are contributions]

 
All parties Democrats Republicans Others
Type of office and year - - -
Total For Against For Against For Against For Against
 
          TOTAL
1979-80 16,084 13,893 2,191 441 2,057 13,180 123 272 11
1981-82 7,282 2,135 5,147 1,252 4,597 883 550 0 0
1983-84 23,420 19,951 3,468 1,693 1,016 18,257 2,453 1 0
1985-86 10,205 8,832 1,373 3,450 888 5,376 485 6 0
1987-88 21,341 16,654 4,687 2,865 4,248 13,784 439 6 0
1989-90 5,774 4,177 1,597 1,530 735 2,645 862 2 0
1991-92 11,052 8,710 2,342 3,044 1,483 5,548 847 118 12
1993-94 4,980 3,256 1,724 672 1,119 2,571 590 13 15
1995-96 21,744 11,016 10,728 1,186 6,491 9,714 4,228 116 9
 
         PRESIDENTIAL
1979-80 13,745 12,932 813 123 737 12,538 65 272 11
1981-82 185 184 1 92 1 92 0 0 0
1983-84 17,468 16,638 831 806 487 15,830 344 1 0
1985-86 841 795 45 76 28 719 17 0 0
1987-88 14,127 10,628 3,499 568 3,352 10,054 146 6 0
1989-90 497 322 174 5 169 318 5 0 0
1991-92 4,431 3,695 736 583 561 3,052 163 60 12
1993-94 112 27 85 12 84 15 (Z) 0 1
1995-96 1,436 601 835 111 761 459 74 31 0
 
          SENATE
1979-80 1,654 359 1,295 127 1,283 232 12 0 0
1981-82 4,875 724 4,150 426 3,667 298 484 0 0
1983-84 4,627 2,134 2,493 326 410 1,808 2,082 0 0
1985-86 5,312 4,331 980 988 632 3,343 348 0 0
1987-88 4,401 3,641 761 831 617 2,810 143 (Z) 0
1989-90 3,506 2,362 1,144 756 428 1,604 716 2 0
1991-92 2,604 1,912 692 1,025 462 886 230 1 0
1993-94 2,627 1,612 1,015 261 476 1,351 539 (Z) 0
1995-96 15,765 8,012 7,753 315 5,498 7,697 2,255 0 1
1997-98 2,759 1,964 795 577 111 1,387 685 ________ ________
 
     HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
1979-80 685 602 83 191 38 410 45 (Z) 0
1981-82 2,221 1,226 995 734 929 492 66 0 0
1983-84 1,325 1,180 145 561 118 619 27 0 0
1985-86 4,053 3,706 347 2,386 227 1,314 120 6 0
1987-88 2,813 2,385 427 1,466 279 920 149 (Z) 0
1989-90 1,772 1,493 279 770 138 723 141 0 0
1991-92 4,017 3,103 914 1,436 460 1,610 454 57 0
1993-94 2,241 1,617 624 399 559 1,205 51 13 14
1995-96 5,186 3,349 1,837 808 182 2,540 1,656 0 8
1997-98 6,265 5,584 680 1,816 202 3,768 478 0 0


Z Less than $500.

Source: U.S. Federal Election Commission, FEC Index of Independent Expenditures, 1987-88, May 1989; press release of May 19, 1989; and unpublished data. http://www.fec.gov/



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These tables are based on figures supplied by the United States Census Bureau, U.S. Department of Commerce and are subject to revision by the Census Bureau.

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