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Presidential Spending Limits
"If the Election Were Held in 2011"

As one of the conditions for receiving public funding, Presidential candidates must agree to abide by certain spending limitations. The limits applicable to publicly funded candidates running in 2012 will not be available until early in 2012. In the meantime, the chart below contains the limits "if the election were held in 2011."

For additional information on the public funding program, please consult our brochure Public Funding of Presidential Elections.

General Election Limit: $88.45 million

Overall Primary Limit: $44.22 million

State-by State Primary Limits:

State

Voting Age
Population

Expenditure
Limitation
Alabama
3,599,303
$2,546,800
Alaska
527,205
$884,500
Arizona
4,940,296
$3,495,700
Arkansas
2,195,465
$1,553,500
California
27,795,779
$19,668,100
Colorado
3,865,036
$2,734,900
Connecticut
2,727,907
$1,930,200
Delaware
685,978
$884,500
DC
494,192
$884,500
Florida
14,616,271
$10,342,400
Georgia
7,324,792
$5,183,000
Hawaii
1,006,338
$884,500
Idaho
1,143,651
$884,500
Illinois
9,777,437
$6,918,500
Indiana
4,861,307
$3,439,800
Iowa
2,313,538
$1,637,000
Kansas
2,133,356
$1,509,500
Kentucky
3,323,606
$2,351,800
Louisiana
3,397,965
$2,404,400
Maine
1,048,523
$884,500
Maryland
4,385,947
$3,103,500
Massachusetts
5,203,385
$3,681,900
Michigan
7,623,767
$5,394,500
Minnesota
4,038,685
$2,857,700
Mississippi
2,194,892
$1,553,100
Missouri
4,589,980
$3,247,800
Montana
764,058
$884,500
Nebraska
1,359,656
$962,100
Nevada
1,977,693
$1,399,400
New Hampshire
1,043,155
$884,500
New Jersey
6,691,782
$4,735,100
New Mexico
1,514,872
$1,071,900
New York
15,167,513
$10,732,400
North Carolina
7,188,327
$5,086,400
North Dakota
511,050
$884,500
Ohio
8,840,340
$6,255,400
Oklahoma
2,796,489
$1,978,800
Oregon
2,986,164
$2,113,000
Pennsylvania
9,880,374
$6,991,300
Rhode Island
833,168
$884,500
South Carolina
3,515,754
$2,487,700
South Dakota
620,912
$884,500
Tennessee
4,847,129
$3,429,800
Texas
18,210,592
$12,885,700
Utah
1,951,049
$1,380,500
Vermont
500,054
$884,500
Virginia
6,103,947
$4,319,100
Washington
5,170,543
$3,658,600
West Virginia
1,439,342
$1,018,500
Wisconsin
4,372,515
$3,094,000
Wyoming
417,319
$884,500
U.S. Territories
Amercian Samoa
n/a
$884,500
Guam
n/a
$884,500
Northern Mariana Islands
n/a
$884,500
Puerto Rico
n/a
$884,500
Virgin Islands
n/a
$884,500

* No population figures are given for the U.S. Territories. The minimum amount is assumed.

 

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