FIGURE 2

TOTAL CAMPAIGN EXPENDITURES BY CANDIDATES
FOR THE CALIFORNIA STATE LEGISLATURE: 1976-1998

Year

Primary Election
(18-Month Period)
$

General Election
(Six-Month Period)
$

Combined Total
(Two-Year Period)
$

1975-76

7,063,351

7,668,970

14,732,321

1977-78

9,662,289

10,572,177

20,234,466

1979-80

16,732,984

17,541,448

34,274,432

1981-82

19,690,487

24,153,938

43,844,425

1983-84

20,560,337

24,194,516

44,754,853

1985-86

29,911,624

30,073,294

59,984,918

1987-88

38,715,616

40,146,460

78,862,076

1989-90

30,520,665

23,949,856

54,470,521

1991-92

43,434,387

35,417,713

78,852,100

1993-94

40,989,311

45,169,531

86,158,842

1995-96

50,034,254

55,052,168

105,086,422

1997-98

34,051,012

56,606,690

90,657,702