FIGURE 12

AVERAGE (MEDIAN) EXPENDITURES
DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS 1976-1998 GENERAL ELECTIONS
CALIFORNIA STATE LEGISLATURE

 

ASSEMBLY

SENATE

YEAR

DEMOCRATS
$

REPUBLICANS
$

DEMOCRATS
$

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

91,528
(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)

1998

170,140
(75)

120,976
(78)

345,486
(19)

39,906
(19)

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