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2015 Coordinated Party Expenditure Limits

As detailed in the tables below, the 2015 coordinated party expenditure limits are now available. They are:

Please note that these limits apply to general elections held during 2015, 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 2015 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

$96,000

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

$48,000

$10,000 x COLA 3
Nominee for Delegate or Resident Commissioner 4
$48,000
$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 2015 COLA is 4.80133. 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 2015 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
3,741,806

$359,300

Alaska
550,189 $96,000
Arizona
5,109,792 $490,700
Arkansas
2,259,350 $217,000
California
29,649,348 $2,847,100
Colorado
4,109,494 $394,600
Connecticut
2,821,247 $270,900
Delaware
731,367 $96,000
Florida
15,839,713 $1,521,000
Georgia
7,604,061 $730,200
State

Voting Age Population

 
Hawaii
1,111,117 $106,700
Idaho
1,203,384 $115,600
Illinois
9,892,106 $949,900
Indiana
5,014,928 $481,600
Iowa
2,381,172 $228,700
Kansas
2,181,355 $209,500
Kentucky
3,400,843 $326,600
Louisiana
3,536,183 $339,600
Maine
1,071,112 $102,900
Maryland 
4,625,863 $444,200
State

Voting Age Population

Expenditure Limit
Massachusetts
5,354,940 $514,200
Michigan
7,686,087 $738,100
Minnesota
4,175,347 $400,900
Mississippi
2,262,810 $217,300
Missouri
4,670,966 $448,500
Montana
798,555 $96,000
Nebraska
1,414,894 $135,900
Nevada
2,175,874 $208,900
New Hampshire
1,059,672 $101,800
New Jersey
6,926,094 $665,100
State

Voting Age Population

Expenditure Limit
New Mexico
1,583,623 $152,100
New York
15,517,321 $1,490,100
North Carolina
7,656,415 $735,200
North Dakota
570,955 $96,000
Ohio
8,955,859 $860,000
Oklahoma
2,925,352 $280,900
Oregon
3,112,217 $298,900
Pennsylvania
10,086,316 $968,600
Rhode Island
842,321 $96,000
South Carolina
3,747,734 $359,900
State

Voting Age Population

Expenditure Limit
South Dakota
642,768 $96,000
Tennessee
5,054,826 $485,400
Texas
19,841,344 $1,905,300
Utah
2,038,787 $195,800
Vermont
504,976 $96,000
Virginia
6,457,174 $620,100
Washington
5,458,809 $524,200
West Virginia
1,470,179 $141,200
Wisconsin
4,457,375 $428,000
Wyoming
445,830 $96,000

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