Selected Campaign Financing Analyses



The reports listed below are part of an ongoing series of studies that analyze the role of money in state political campaigns. For purposes of these analyses, California's elections should be viewed in terms of two-year cycles. Each two-year election cycle consists of an 18-month Primary Election period followed by a six-month General Election period. The 18-month Primary Election period is composed of the odd-numbered calendar year preceding a Primary Election plus the first six months of the even-numbered year in which the Primary Election is held. (For example, the campaign financing period for the 1996 Primary Election is 1/1/95 - 6/30/96.) The six-month General Election period consists of the last six months of the even-numbered year in which the General Election is held. (For example, the campaign financing period for the 1996 General Election is 7/1/96 - 12/31/96.)

The studies identified below include "comprehensive" reports that cover time periods for an entire 18-month Primary Election period or an entire six-month General Election period, and these comprehensive reports are designated with an asterisk (*) following the report number. (For the 1992 Primary Election, two reports -- Numbers 91-A and 92-A -- must be combined to cover the entire 18-month period.)

In most cases, the reports focusing on state candidates and officeholders are separate from reports focusing on state propositions. Reports focusing on candidates/officeholders cover specific time periods of financial activity with fixed beginning and ending dates. And while proposition reports have fixed ending dates, most will not have fixed beginning dates because the beginning dates vary from proposition to proposition depending on when funds were first raised or spent in connection with each proposition. Consequently, the time periods for most proposition reports will be identified as "through" a particular date without specifying a fixed beginning date.

The comprehensive reports listed below are compilations of previous "partial" reports (including non-election year reports and pre-election reports). The most current partial reports available will be identified in the list below until they are subsumed and replaced by a comprehensive report. Some of the partial reports contain important information that may not be included in a subsequent comprehensive report. (For example, Report Number 96-C provides an itemization of the sources of contributions not included in the subsequent comprehensive report.) When a partial report contains important information not included in a comprehensive report, the partial report will continue to be identified in the following list.

Underlined titles of reports listed below indicate those reports that are available on the Internet. Clicking on the underlined title will access these reports.

Report ID Number Time Period
Covered and Subject
Report Title
98-F* Through 12/31/98
State Candidates and Officeholders
1998 California General Election Campaign Receipts, Expenditures, Cash On Hand and Debts for State Candidates and Officeholders (July 1, 1998 through December 31, 1998)
98-E* Through 12/31/98
State Propositions
Financing California's Statewide Ballot Measures On The November 3, 1998 General Election Ballot: Campaign Receipts and Expenditures Through December 31, 1998
98-D* 1/1/97 - 6/30/98
State Candidates and Officeholders
1998 California Primary Election: Campaign Receipts, Expenditures, Cash-On-Hand and Debts for State Candidates and Officeholders
98-C Through 6/30/98
State Propositions
Financing California's Statewide Ballot Measures On The November 3, 1998 General Election Ballot: Campaign Receipts and Expenditures Through June 30, 1998
98-B* Through 6/30/98
State Propositions
Financing California's Statewide Ballot Measures: Campaign Receipts and Expenditures Through June 30, 1998
98-A Through 3/17/98
State Propositions
Financing California's Statewide Ballot Measures: June 2, 1998 Primary Election (Activity Through March 17, 1998)
97-A 1/1/97 - 12/31/97
State Candidates and Officeholders
1997 Campaign Financing For: Constitutional Officers, Legislative Incumbents, And Selected Statewide Candidates
96-F* Through 12/31/96
State Propositions
Financing California's Statewide Ballot Measures: 1996 Primary and General Elections
96-E 11/6/96 - 12/31/96
State Candidates and Officeholders
Supplement to Campaign Financing for California State Candidates and Officeholders: Contributions Received After the November 5, 1996 General Election and Before January 1, 1997
96-D* 7/1/96 - 12/31/96
State Candidates and Officeholders
1996 General Election: Campaign Financing for California State Candidates and Officeholders
96-C 10/20/96 -11/5/96
State Propositions
October 20 - November 5, 1996 Late Contributions of $1,000 or More to Support and Oppose California's Statewide Measures on the 1996 General Election Ballot, Grand Total Contributions: $16,626,032
96-A* 1/1/95 - 6/30/96
State Candidates and Officeholders
1996 California Primary Election: Campaign Receipts, Expenditures, Cash On Hand and Debts for State Candidates and Officeholders
94-D* 7/1/94 - 12/31/94
State Candidates and Officeholders
1994 General Election: Campaign Receipts, Expenditures, Cash On Hand and Debts for State Candidates and Officeholders
94-C* Through 12/31/94
State Propositions
Financing California's Statewide Ballot Measures: 1994 Primary and General Elections
94-B Through 6/30/94
State Propositions
Financing the Qualification of Statewide Initiatives: California's 1994 General Election
94-A* 1/1/93 - 6/30/94
State Candidates and Officeholders
1994 California Primary Election: Campaign Receipts, Expenditures, Cash On Hand, and Debts for State Candidates and Officeholders
93-B* Through 12/31/93
State Propositions
California's Special Statewide Election, November 2, 1993: Ballot Measure Campaign Financing
93-A 1/1/93 - 12/31/93
State Candidates and Officeholders
Campaign Financing, 1993: Constitutional Officers, Legislative Incumbents, Special Election Legislative Candidates, Independent Expenditures, Political Party Contributions
92-E 7/1/92 - 12/31/92
State Candidates and Officeholders
Contributors of $100,000 or More to State Candidates and Officeholders: 1992 General Election
92-D* 7/1/92 - 12/31/92
State Candidates and Officeholders
1992 General Election: Campaign Receipts, Expenditures, Cash On Hand and Debts for State Candidates and Officeholders
92-C* Through 12/31/92
State Propositions
California's Statewide Ballot Measures: 1992 General Election Campaign Financing
92-B Through 6/30/92
State Propositions
Qualification Costs of Statewide Initiatives: 1992 General Election Ballot
92-A 1/1/92 - 6/30/92
State Candidates and Officeholders
1992 Primary Election: Campaign Receipts, Expenditures, Cash On Hand and Debts for State Candidates and Officeholders Plus a Summary of the Top 50 Contributors to State Candidates and Officeholders
91-A 1/1/91 - 12/31/91
State Candidates and Officeholders
Campaign Fundraising, 1991: Campaign Receipts, Expenditures, Cash On Hand and Debts for Elected State Officeholders Plus a Summary of the Top 50 Contributors to Incumbents


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