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488. Congressional Campaign Finances--Receipts and Disbursements

[Covers all campaign finance activity during 2-year calendar period indicated for primary, general, run-off, and special elections. For 1985-86 relates to 1,611 House of Representatives candidates and 262 Senate candidates; for 1987-88 relates to 1,582 House of Representatives candidates and 210 Senate candidates; for 1989-90 relates to 1,580 House of Representatives candidates and 179 Senate candidates. for 1991-92 relates to 2,585 House of Representatives candidates and 365 Senate candidates; for 1993-94 relates to 2,045 House of Representatives candidates and 331 Senate candidates; Data have been adjusted to eliminate transfers between all committees within a campaign. For further information on legal limits of contributions, see Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971, as amended]

 
Amount (mil. dol.) Percent distribution Amount (mil. dol.) Percent distribution
- - -
         Item 1983- 1985- 1987- 1989- 1991- 1993- 1995- 1997- 1983- 1985- 1987- 1989- 1991- 1993- 1995- 1997- 1983- 1985- 1987- 1989- 1991- 1993- 1995- 1997- 1983- 1985- 1987- 1989- 1991- 1993- 1995- 1997-
1984 86 88 90 92 94 96 98 1984 86 88 90 92 94 96 98 1984 86 88 90 92 94 96 98 1984 86 88 90 92 94 96 98
 
    Total receipts 1 222.5 257.7 278.3 285.4 395.9 421.3 505.4 489.2 100.0 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 174.7 214.4 199.3 186.3 263.4 319.1 285.1 287.1 100.0 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
 
Individual contributions 108.0 127.6 128.7 129.29 190.3 214.9 272.9 253.2 48.5 50 47 46 49 51 55 52 110.3 140.1 127.6 119.6 162.44 185.2 166.9 166.5 63.1 65 64 64 62 58 59 58
Contributions from PAC's 75.7 87.4 102.4 108.45 127.1 132.1 155.0 158.5 34.0 34 37 38 32 31 31 32 29.7 45.3 46.0 41.16 51.19 47.2 45.6 48.1 17.0 21 23 22 19 15 16 17
Candidate loans 18.0 20.9 22.7 20.85 42.0 43.7 42.0 46.8 8.1 8 8 7 11 10 8 10 21.4 6.2 8.2 10.0 28.06 43.1 40.3 52.2 12.2 3 4 5 11 14 14 18
Candidate contributions 3.4 4.8 5.1 4.59 11.0 9.2 7.0 5.3 1.5 2 2 2 3 2 1 1 3.7 1.9 6.8 2.4 6.5 24.9 16.4 1.3 2.1 1 3 1 2 8 6 (Z)
 
Democrats 121.4 139.9 159.9 163.4 217.7 216.7 233.1 233.4 54.6 54 58 57 55 51 46 47 84.2 91.8 107.4 89.5 143.8 133.6 126.5 134.1 48.2 43 54 48 55 42 44 47
Republicans 100.5 117.7 116.0 120.9 174.3 201.8 266.9 255.8 45.2 46 42 42 44 48 53 52 90.3 122.5 91.3 96.8 118.4 183.6 157.7 153.0 51.7 57 46 52 45 58 55 53
Others 0.5 0.1 1.0 1.1 3.9 2.8 5.4 4.5 0.2 (Z) (Z) (Z) 1 1 1 1 0.2 0.1 0.3 (Z) 1.3 2.0 0.9 0.4 0.1 (Z) (Z) (Z) (Z) 1 (Z) (Z)
 
Incumbents 132.4 149.7 102.5 111.85 126.8 140.8 107.5 128.7 59.5 58 63 64 51 53 56 60 74.8 90.3 98.3 118.7 99.7 113.3 81.8 135.5 42.8 42 49 64 38 36 29 47
Challengers 55.5 49.2 29.5 20.1 34.6 29.1 73.1 44.5 25.0 19 19 17 23 24 24 19 38.9 67.2 56.3 54.8 95.6 119.2 79.2 113.9 22.3 31 28 29 36 37 28 40
Open seats 2 34.6 58.8 28.0 31.48 56.3 46.8 42.5 60.2 15.5 23 18 20 26 23 14 21 61.0 56.9 44.7 12.8 68.2 86.6 124.1 37.7 34.9 27 22 7 26 27 44 13
 
    Total disbursements 203.6 239.3 257.6 265.8 407.6 407.2 477.8 452.5 100.0 100 100 100 100 100 95 100 170.5 211.6 201.4 180.4 272.1 318.8 287.5 287.9 100.0 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
 
Democrats 111.0 128.7 145.6 151.0 228.3 213.4 221.1 211.1 54.5 54 57 57 56 46 44 47 82.0 89.0 107.9 87.6 147.6 136.3 127.4 134.6 48.1 42 54 49 54 43 44 47
Republicans 91.8 110.5 111.0 113.7 176.0 191.0 251.4 237.2 45.1 46 43 43 43 53 50 52 88.3 122.6 93.1 92.9 123.2 180.6 159.1 152.9 51.8 58 46 52 45 57 55 53
Others 0.7 0.1 1.0 1.1 3.3 2.8 5.3 4.2 0.3 (Z) (Z) (Z) 1 1 1 1 0.2 (Z) 0.3 (Z) 1.2 2.0 0.9 0.4 0.1 (Z) (Z) (Z) (Z) 1 (Z) (Z)
 
Incumbents 114.9 132.5 156.6 163.4 217.9 213.5 258.1 257.2 56.5 55 61 62 53 54 51 57 72.1 89.3 101.2 113.5 107.2 115.1 85.4 137.3 42.3 42 50 63 39 36 30 48
Challengers 54.7 48.8 51.7 47.0 90.0 99.1 119.6 94.7 26.9 20 20 18 22 25 24 21 38.3 66.2 56.1 54.9 95.3 118.3 78.9 112.5 22.5 31 28 30 35 37 27 39
Open seats 2 33.9 58.0 49.3 55.4 99.7 94.6 100.2 100.6 16.7 24 19 21 24 21 20 22 60.1 56.1 44.1 12.1 69.6 85.5 123.1 38.1 35.3 27 22 7 26 27 43 13


Z Less than $50,000 or 0.5 percent.
1 Includes other types of receipts, not shown separately.
2 Elections in which an incumbent did not seek re-election.

Source: U.S. Federal Election Commission, FEC Reports on Financial Activity, Final Report, U.S. Senate and House Campaigns, biennial. http://www.fec.gov/press/allsum98.htm



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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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