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2011 Coordinated Party Expenditure Limits

As detailed in the tables below, the 2011 coordinated party expenditure limits are now available. They are:

Please note that these limits apply to general elections held during 2011. 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 2011 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

$88,400

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

$44,200

$10,000 x COLA 3
Nominee for Delegate or Resident Commissioner 4
$44,200
$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 2011 COLA is 4.42246. 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 2011 General Election Senate Nominees

Alabama - Georgia
Hawaii - Maryland
Massachusetts - New Jersey

New Mexico - South Carolina
South Dakota
- Wyoming
State

Voting Age Population

Expenditure Limit
Alabama
3,599,303
$318,400
Alaska
527,205
$88,400
Arizona
4,940,296
$437,000
Arkansas
2,195,465
$194,200
California
27,795,779
$2,458,500
Colorado
3,865,036
$341,900
Connecticut
2,727,907
$241,300
Delaware
685,978
$88,400
DC
494,192
$88,400
Florida
14,616,271
$1,292,800
Georgia
7,324,792
$647,900
State

Voting Age Population

Expenditure Limit
Hawaii
1,006,338
$89,000
Idaho
1,143,651
$101,200
Illinois
9,777,437
$864,800
Indiana
4,861,307
$430,000
Iowa
2,313,538
$204,600
Kansas
2,133,356
$188,700
Kentucky
3,323,606
$294,000
Louisiana
3,397,965
$300,500
Maine
1,048,523
$92,700
Maryland 
4,385,947
$387,900
State

Voting Age Population

Expenditure Limit
Massachusetts
5,203,385
$460,200
Michigan
7,623,767
$674,300
Minnesota
4,038,685
$357,200
Mississippi
2,194,892
$194,100
Missouri
4,589,980
$406,000
Montana
764,058
$88,400
Nebraska
1,359,656
$120,300
Nevada
1,977,693
$174,900
New Hampshire
1,043,155
$92,300
New Jersey
6,691,782
$591,900
State

Voting Age Population

Expenditure Limit
New Mexico
1,514,872
$134,000
New York
15,167,513
$1,341,600
North Carolina
7,188,327
$635,800
North Dakota
511,050
$88,400
Ohio
8,840,340
$781,900
Oklahoma
2,796,489
$247,300
Oregon
2,986,164
$264,100
Pennsylvania
9,880,374
$873,900
Rhode Island
833,168
$88,400
South Carolina
3,515,754
$311,000
State

Voting Age Population

Expenditure Limit
South Dakota
620,912
$88,400
Tennessee
4,847,129
$428,700
Texas
18,210,592
$1,610,700
Utah
1,951,049
$172,600
Vermont
500,054
$88,400
Virginia
6,103,947
$539,900
Washington
5,170,543
$457,300
West Virginia
1,439,342
$127,300
Wisconsin
4,372,515
$386,700
Wyoming
417,319
$88,400

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