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2009 Coordinated Party Expenditure Limits

As detailed in the tables below, the 2009 coordinated party expenditure limits are now available. They are:

Please note that these limits apply only to special general elections held during 2009. For additional information on coordinated party expenditures, please consult the Campaign Guide for Political Party Committees. [PDF]


Authority to Make Coordinated Party Expenditures on Behalf of House, Senate and Presidential Nominees

Type of Party Committee

Authority

National Party Committee

May make expenditures on behalf of House, Senate and Presidential nominees. May authorize 1 other party committees to make expenditures against its own spending limits. Shares limits with national congressional and senatorial campaign committees.

State Party Committee

May make expenditures on behalf of House and Senate nominees seeking election in the committee’s state. May authorize 1 other party committees to make expenditures against its own spending limits. May be authorized 1 by national committee to make expenditures on behalf of Presidential nominee that count against the national committee's limit.

Local Party Committee

May be authorized 1 by national or state party committee to make expenditures against its limits.

 

Calculating 2009 Coordinated Party Expenditure Limits

Nominee

Amount

Formula
Senate Nominee

See table below

The greater of:
$20,000 x COLA 3 or
2 cents x state VAP 2 x COLA
House Nominee in State with Only One Representative

$87,300

$20,000 x COLA 3
House Nominee in Other States

$43,700

$10,000 x COLA 3
Nominee for Delegate or Resident Commissioner 4
$43,700
$10,000 x COLA 3



Footnotes:

1 The authorizing committee must provide prior authorization specifying the amount the committee may spend.
2 VAP means voting age population.
3 COLA means cost-of-living adjustment. The 2009 COLA is 4.36663. Limits are rounded to the nearest hundred.
4 American Samoa, the District of Columbia, Guam and the Northern Marianas Islands and the Virgin Islands elect Delegates; Puerto Rico elects a Resident Commissioner.

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Coordinated Party Expenditure Limits for 2009 Senate Nominees

Alabama - Georgia
Hawaii - Maryland
Massachusetts - New Jersey

New Mexico - South Carolina
South Dakota
- Wyoming
State

Voting Age Population
(in thousands)

Expenditure Limit
Alabama

3,540

$309,200
Alaska

506

$87,300
Arizona

4,793

$418,600
Arkansas

2,153

$188,000
California

27,392

$2,392,400
Colorado

3,732

$326,000
Connecticut

2,689

$234,900
Delaware

667

$87,300
Florida

14,324

$1,251,100
Georgia

7,137

$623,300
State

Voting Age Population
(in thousands)

Expenditure Limit
Hawaii

1,003

$87,600
Idaho

1,111

$97,000
Illinois

9,722

$849,100
Indiana

4,792

$418,500
Iowa

2,290

$200,000
Kansas

2,102

$183,600
Kentucky

3,261

$284,800
Louisiana

3,303

$288,500
Maine

1,042

$91,000
Maryland

4,293

$375,000
State

Voting Age Population
(in thousands)

Expenditure Limit
Massachusetts

5,071

$442,900
Michigan

7,613

$664.900
Minnesota

3,966

$346,400
Mississippi

2,172

$189,700
Missouri

4,490

$392,200
Montana

747

$87,300
Nebraska

1,336

$116,700
Nevada

1,932

$168,700
New Hampshire

1,023

$89,300
New Jersey

6,635

$579,500
State

Voting Age Population
(in thousands)

Expenditure Limit
New Mexico

1,482

$129,400
New York

15,082

$1,317,300
North Carolina

6,979

$609,500
North Dakota

498

$87,300
Ohio

8,756

$764,700
Oklahoma

2,736

$239,000
Oregon

2,923

$255,300
Pennsylvania

9,686

$846,000
Rhode Island

822

$87,300
South Carolina

3,414

$298,200
State

Voting Age Population
(in thousands)

Expenditure Limit
South Dakota

606

$87,300
Tennessee

4,736

$413,600
Texas

17,601

$1,537,300
Utah

1,887

$164,800
Vermont

492

$87,300
Virginia

5,946

$519,300
Washington

5,008

$437,400
West Virginia

1,428

$124,700
Wisconsin

4,314

$376,800
Wyoming

404

$87,300

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