FIGURE 6

ENDING CASH ON HAND
CANDIDATES FOR THE STATE LEGISLATURE
1976-1998 GENERAL ELECTIONS

Year

Assembly
$

Senate
$

Total Legislature
$

1976

1,254,840
(183)

602,342
(43)

1,857,182
(226)

1978

1,481,376
(172)

797,741
(45)

2,279,117
(217)

1980

1,690,153
(219)

1,079,820
(56)

2,769,973
(275)

1982

2,247,173
(150)

1,229,599
(38)

3,476,772
(188)

1984

3,839,685
(144)

2,236,617
(41)

6,076,302
(185)

1986

3,101,536
(153)

2,317,468
(39)

5,419,004
(192)

1988

3,153,025
(153)

3,081,299
(39)

6,234,324
(192)

1990

2,649,646
(148)

2,338,877
(38)

4,988,523
(186)

1992

2,465,196
(153)

1,311,616
(38)

3,776,812
(191)

1994

2,491,483
(156)

1,828,753
(41)

4,320,191
(197)

1996

5,928,158
(154)

2,677,865
(40)

8,606,023
(194)

1998

6,110,312
(153)

2,503,646
(38)

8,613,958
(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.