TABLE 3
TOTAL EXPENDITURES
All Candidates for the State Legislature
1976-1996 California General Elections
 
 
Year
Assembly
$
Senate
$
Total Legislature
$
1976
5,102,673
(183)
2,598,097
(43)
7,668,970
(226)
1978
7,485,837
(172)
3,134,451
(45)
10,572,177
(217)
1980
13,717,415
(219)
3,882,895
(56)
17,541,448
(275)
1982
17,382,585
(150)
6,916,512
(38)
24,153,938
(188)
1984
16,220,869
(144)
8,039,948
(41)
24,194,516
(185)
1986
18,330,538
(153)
12,095,060
(39)
30,073,294
(192)
1988
30,322,449
(153)
9,878,303
(39)
40,146,460
(192)
1990
16,896,588
(148)
7,053,268
(38)
23,949,856
(186)
1992
29,404,887
(153)
6,012,826
(38)
35,417,713
(191)
1994
28,398,356
(156)
16,771,175
(41)
45,169,531
(197)
1996
36,106,830
(154)
19,650,385
(40)
55,643,715
(194)
NOTE: Numbers in parentheses are the total number of candidates, which include minor party candidates from 1972-1980 and only major party candidates from 1982-1996.
 
Due to transfers, amounts for the Total Legislature may be less than the sum of amounts for the Assembly plus the Senate.

 

 

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