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2014 Coordinated Party Expenditure Limits

As detailed in the tables below, the 2014 coordinated party expenditure limits are now available. They are:

Please note that these limits apply to general elections held during 2014, 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 2014 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

$94,500

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

$47,200

$10,000 x COLA 3
Nominee for Delegate or Resident Commissioner 4
$47,200
$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 2014 COLA is 4.72469. 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 2014 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
3,722,241

$351,700

Alaska
547,000 $94,500
Arizona
5,009,810 $473,400
Arkansas
2,249,507 $212,600
California
29,157,644 $2,755,200
Colorado
4,030,435 $380,900
Connecticut
2,810,514 $265,600
Delaware
722,191 $94,500
Florida
 15,526,186 $1,467,100
Georgia
7,502,458 $708,900
State

Voting Age Population

 
Hawaii
1,096,788 $103,600
Idaho
1,184,355 $111,900
Illinois
9,858,828 $931,600
Indiana
4,984,875 $471,000
Iowa
2,366,384 $223,600
Kansas
2,169,865 $205,000
Kentucky
3,381,291 $319,500
Louisiana
3,512,513 $331,900
Maine
1,067,026 $100,800
Maryland 
4,584,292 $433,200
State

Voting Age Population

Expenditure Limit
Massachusetts
5,298,878 $500,700
Michigan
7,650,421 $722,900
Minnesota
4,141,269 $391,300
Mississippi
2,253,775 $213,000
Missouri
4,646,486 $439,100
Montana
791,184 $94,500
Nebraska
1,404,168 $132,700
Nevada
2,128,531 $201,100
New Hampshire
1,052,337 $99,400
New Jersey
6,877,222 $649,900
State

Voting Age Population

Expenditure Limit
New Mexico
1,577,747 $149,100
New York
15,411,151 $1,456,300
North Carolina
7,562,455 $714,600
North Dakota
560,705 $94,500
Ohio
8,920,978 $843,000
Oklahoma
2,903,541 $274,400
Oregon
3,072,459 $290,300
Pennsylvania
10,058,156 $950,400
Rhode Island
837,524 $94,500
South Carolina
3,695,041 $349,200
State

Voting Age Population

Expenditure Limit
South Dakota
636,918 $94,500
Tennessee
5,004,401 $472,900
Texas
19,406,207 $1,833,800
Utah
2,004,283 $189,400
Vermont
503,929 $94,500
Virginia
6,395,870 $604,400
Washington
5,375,611 $508,000
West Virginia
1,472,626 $139,200
Wisconsin
4,434,937 $419,100
Wyoming
444,979 $94,500

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