FIGURE 5

EXPENDITURES
CANDIDATES FOR THE STATE LEGISLATURE
1976-1998 GENERAL ELECTIONS

Year

Assembly
$

Senate
$

Total Legislature
$

1976

5,102,673
(183)

2,598,09
(43)

7,668,970
(226)

1978

7,485,837
(172)

3,134,451
(45)

10,572,177
(217)

1980

13,717,415
(219)

3,882,895
(56)

17,541,448
(275)

1982

17,382,585
(150)

6,916,512
(38)

24,153,938
(188)

1984

16,220,869
(144)

8,039,948
(41)

24,194,516
(185)

1986

18,330,538
(153)

12,095,060
(39)

30,073,294
(192)

1988

30,322,449
(153)

9,878,303
(39)

40,146,460
(192)

1990

16,896,588
(148)

7,053,268
(38)

23,949,856
(186)

1992

29,404,887
(153)

6,012,826
(38)

35,417,713
(191)

1994

28,398,356
(156)

16,771,175
(41)

45,169,531
(197)

1996

36,106,830
(154)

19,650,385
(40)

55,643,715
(194)

1998

37,417,674
(153)

19,360,338
(38)

56,606,690
(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.