TABLE 1
TOTAL CAMPAIGN EXPENDITURES BY CANDIDATES
The California State Legislature
1975-1996
 
YEAR $ 
PRIMARY ELECTION 
(18-MONTH PERIOD)
$ 
PRIMARY ELECTION 
(SIX-MONTH PERIOD)
$ 
COMBINED TOTAL 
(TWO-YEAR PERIOD)
1975-76 7,063,351 7,668,970 14,732,321
1977-78 9,662,289 10,572,177 20,234,466
1979-80 16,732,984 17,541,448 34,274,432
1981-82 19,690,487 24,153,938 43,844,425
1983-84  20,560,337 24,194,516 44,754,853
1985-86 29,911,624 30,073,294 59,984,918
1987-88 38,715,616 40,146,460 78,862,076
1989-90 30,520,665 23,949,856 54,470,521
1991-92 43,434,387 35,417,713 78,852,100
1993-94 40,989,311 45,169,531 86,158,842
1995-96 50,034,254 55,643,715 105,677,969
 
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