TABLE 8
AVERAGE (MEDIAN) EXPENDITURES
DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS
1976-1996 General Elections
California State Legislature
 
 
YEAR
ASSEMBLY DEMOCRATS
$
ASSEMBLY REPUBLICANS
$
SENATE DEMOCRATS
$
SENATE REPUBLICANS
$
1976
25,540
(77)
16,935
(75)
51,267
(20)
63,730
(19)
1978
42,434
(78)
42,861
(75)
57,636
(20)
21,604
(19)
1980
68,531
(78)
68,996
(74)
77,493
(19)
84,320
(20)
1982
80,959
(75)
61,274
(75)
152,262
(19)
184,602
(19)
1984
88,195
(74)
82,924
(70)
89,658
(20)
160,140
(21)
1986
19,528
(74)
64,722
(79)
238,126
(19)
21,993
(19)
1988
114,658
(80)
99,308
(73)
69,575
(20)
183,083
(19)
1990
93,842
(77)
72,396
(71)
194,863
(18)
6,443
(19)
1992
123,329
(79)
116,719
(74)
64,794
(18)
119,674
(19)
1994
83,151
(80)
104,817
(76)
290,682
(20)
107,329
(20)
1996
131,085
(77)
181,192
(77)
197,362
(20)
159,595
(20)
 
NOTE: Numbers in parentheses are the total number of major party candidates.
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