TABLE 6
AVERAGE (MEDIAN) EXPENDITURES
INCUMBENTS AND CHALLENGERS
1976-1996 General Elections
California State Legislature
 
 
YEAR
ASSEMBLY INCUMBENTS
$
ASSEMBLY CHALLENGERS
$
SENATE INCUMBENTS*
$
SENATE CHALLENGERS
$
1976
25,135
(64)
9,421
(57)
86,275
(22)
25,697
(17)
1978
47,379
(64)
10,359
(58)
59,367
(19)
18,652
(20)
1980
84,956
(65)
10,108
(58)
109,205
(19)
12,732
(18)
1982
94,122
(58)
10,705
(48)
208,105
(22)
35,494
(12)
1984
115,410
(77)
8,475
(63)
241,622
(20)
3,812
(19)
1986
119,310
(68)
4,105
(63)
248,105
(20)
9,486
(19)
1988
185,177
(76)
9,375
(71)
296,330
(18)
57,549
(21)
1990
147,806
(72)
10,252
(60)
235,894
(21)
2,535
(17)
1992
175,411
(55)
15,003
(48)
210,033
(20)
16,045
(18)
1994
149,602
(57)
6,179
(53)
660,070
(21)
10,694
(20)
1996
**268,085
(51)
14,943
(45)
393,767
(20)
9,312
(20)
 

*Senate incumbents include Assembly incumbents running for Senate seats.

**Includes one Senate incumbent running for an Assembly seat.

NOTE: Numbers in parentheses are the total number of major party candidates.
 

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