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2013 Coordinated Party Expenditure Limits

As detailed in the tables below, the 2013 coordinated party expenditure limits are now available. They are:

Please note that these limits apply to general elections held during 2013, including special elections. 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 Senate, House and Presidential Nominees

Type of Party Committee

Authority

National Party Committee

May make expenditures on behalf of Senate, House 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 Senate and House 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 2013 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 3
House Nominee in State with Only One Representative

$93,100

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

$46,600

$10,000 x COLA 3
Nominee for Delegate or Resident Commissioner 4
$46,600
$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 2013 COLA is 4.65647. Limits are rounded to the nearest hundred.
4 American Samoa, the District of Columbia, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands and the Virgin Islands elect Delegates; Puerto Rico elects a Resident Commissioner.

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Coordinated Party Expenditure Limits for 2013 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
3,697,617

$344,400

Alaska
544,349 $93,100
Arizona
4,932,361 $459,300
Arkansas
2,238,250 $208,400
California
28,801,211 $2,682,200
Colorado
3,956,224 $368,400
Connecticut
2,796,789 $260,500
Delaware
712,042 $93,100
Florida
 15,315,088 $1,426,300
Georgia
7,429,820 $691,900
State

Voting Age Population

 
Hawaii
1,089,302 $101,400
Idaho
1,169,075 $108,900
Illinois
9,811,190 $913,700
Indiana
4,945,857 $460,600
Iowa
2,351,233 $219,000
Kansas
2,161,601 $201,300
Kentucky
3,362,177 $313,100
Louisiana
3,484,090 $324,500
Maine
1,063,274 $99,000
Maryland 
4,540,763 $422,900
State

Voting Age Population

Expenditure Limit
Massachusetts
5,244,729 $488,400
Michigan
7,616,490 $709,300
Minnesota
4,102,991 $382,100
Mississippi
2,239,593 $208,600
Missouri
4,618,513 $430,100
Montana
783,161 $93,100
Nebraska
1,392,120 $129,600
Nevada
2,095,348 $195,100
New Hampshire
1,045,878 $97,400
New Jersey
6,838,206 $636,800
State

Voting Age Population

Expenditure Limit
New Mexico
1,571,096 $146,300
New York
15,307,107 $1,425,500
North Carolina
7,465,545 $695,300
North Dakota
545,020 $93,100
Ohio
8,880,551 $827,000
Oklahoma
2,877,457 $268,000
Oregon
3,038,729 $283,000
Pennsylvania
10,024,150 $933,500
Rhode Island
833,818 $93,100
South Carolina
3,643,633 $339,300
State

Voting Age Population

Expenditure Limit
South Dakota
629,185 $93,100
Tennessee
4,962,227 $462,100
Texas
19,073,564 $1,776,300
Utah
1,967,315 $183,200
Vermont
502,060 $93,100
Virginia
6,329,130 $589,400
Washington
5,312,045 $494,700
West Virginia
1,471,372 $137,000
Wisconsin
4,408,841 $410,600
Wyoming
440,922 $93,100

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