FIGURE 10

AVERAGE (MEDIAN) EXPENDITURES
WINNERS AND LOSERS 1976-1998 GENERAL ELECTIONS
CALIFORNIA STATE LEGISLATURE

 

ASSEMBLY

SENATE

YEAR

WINNERS
$

LOSERS
$

WINNERS
$

LOSERS
$

1976

36,582
(80)

12,643
(73)

59,552
(20)

48,588
(19)

1978

53,415
(80)

13,070
(73)

61,845
(20)

15,700
(19)

1980

96,248
(80)

18,229
(70)

118,561
(20)

14,086
(19)

1982

117,924
(80)

26,760
(70)

176,414
(20)

48,608
(18)

1984

118,306
(80)

8,406
(64)

241,622
(20)

6,966
(21)

1986

140,309
(79)

6,169
(74)

248,105
(20)

9,486
(19)

1988

189,971
(80)

9,291
(73)

277,317
(20)

27,997
(19)

1990

144,272
(80)

12,592
(68)

230,051
(20)

2,544
(18)

1992

169,670
(80)

15,479
(73)

210,033
(20)

16,045
(18)

1994

150,330
(80)

12,886
(76)

567,274
(20)

16,852
(21)

1996

247,957
(80)

16,151
(74)

393,767
(20)

9,312
(20)

1998

228,303
(80)

16,620
(73)

352,471
(20)

19,356
(18)

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