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2010 Coordinated Party Expenditure Limits

As detailed in the tables below, the 2010 coordinated party expenditure limits are now available. They are:

Please note that these limits apply to all elections held during 2010. 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 2010 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

$87,000

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

$43,500

$10,000 x COLA 3
Nominee for Delegate or Resident Commissioner 4
$43,500
$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 2010 COLA is 4.35110. 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 2010 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

3,580

$311,500
Alaska

515

$87,000
Arizona

4,864

$423,300
Arkansas

2,180

$189,700
California

27,526

$2,395,400
Colorado

3,797

$330,400
Connecticut

2,710

$235,800
Delaware

678

$87,000
Florida

14,480

$1,260,100
Georgia

7,245

$630,500
State

Voting Age Population
(in thousands)

Expenditure Limit
Hawaii

1,005

$87,500
Idaho

1,127

$98,100
Illinois

9,733

$847,000
Indiana

4,834

$420,700
Iowa

2,295

$199,700
Kansas

2,114

$184,000
Kentucky

3,300

$287,200
Louisiana

3,369

$293,200
Maine

1,047

$91,100
Maryland

4,348

$378,400
State

Voting Age Population
(in thousands)

Expenditure Limit
Massachusetts

5,161

$449,100
Michigan

7,620

$663,100
Minnesota

4,005

$348,500
Mississippi

2,184

$190,100
Missouri

4,556

$396,500
Montana

755

$87,000
Nebraska

1,345

$117,000
Nevada

1,962

$170,700
New Hampshire

1,036

$90,200
New Jersey

6,662

$579,700
State

Voting Age Population
(in thousands)

Expenditure Limit
New Mexico

1,499

$130,400
New York

15,117

$1,315,500
North Carolina

7,103

$618,100
North Dakota

503

$87,000
Ohio

8,828

$768,200
Oklahoma

2,769

$241,000
Oregon

2,953

$257,000
Pennsylvania

9,830

$855,400
Rhode Island

826

$87,000
South Carolina

3,481

$302,900
State

Voting Age Population
(in thousands)

Expenditure Limit
South Dakota

613

$87,000
Tennessee

4,803

$418,000
Texas

17,886

$1,556,500
Utah

1,916

$166,700
Vermont

495

$87,000
Virginia

6,035

$525,200
Washington

5,095

$443,400
West Virginia

1,433

$124,700
Wisconsin

4,345

$378,100
Wyoming

412

$87,000

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