FIGURE 4

RECEIPTS
CANDIDATES FOR THE STATE LEGISLATURE
1976-1998 GENERAL ELECTIONS

Year

Assembly
$

Senate
$

Total Legislature
$

1976

5,065,837
(183)

2,288,566
(43)

7,322,603
(226)

1978

7,074,354
(172)

3,090,348
(45)

10,116,591
(217)

1980

12,863,369
(219)

3,798,911
(56)

16,603,418
(275)

1982

15,788,977
(150)

6,236,904
(38)

21,880,722
(188)

1984

14,727,640
(144)

7,298,784
(41)

21,260,123
(185)

1986

15,138,592
(153)

10,477,246
(39)

25,271,534
(192)

1988

24,714,953
(153)

8,375,057
(39)

33,027,718
(192)

1990

12,713,624
(148)

4,510,727
(38)

17,224,351
(186)

1992

26,480,928
(153)

4,639,314
(38)

31,120,242
(191)

1994

24,707,362
(156)

13,981,309
(41)

38,688,671
(197)

1996

34,562,440
(154)

18,858,991
(40)

53,307,931
(194)

1998

35,212,467
(153)

17,639,201
(38)

52,788,318
(191)

NOTE: Numbers in parentheses are the total numbers of candidates, which include major and minor party candidates from 1972-1980, and only major party candidates (plus independent and minor party candidates who won) from 1982-1998. Due to transfers, amounts for the "Total Legislature" may be less than the sum of amounts for the Assembly plus the Senate.