Financing the 1996 Presidential Campaign

The Federal Election Commission offers a variety of information about the financing of the presidential campaign. Candidates will be reporting their financial information to the Commission on a monthly basis during 1996, with reports due on the 20th of the month covering the previous month.

As information is added to the data base from the previous month, we'll be updating the tables and charts presented here:

Information is currently available through August 31, 1996

Presidential Candidate Summary Report

These tables summarize Presidential Pre-Nomination financial activity for candidates with at least $100,000 in activity. They only include information for the Presidential primary campaign. As such they do not contain information for other federal races of individuals listed, nor the activity of compliance committees which can only be used in the general election campaign. Several sources of receipts and categories of spending appear in the charts, based on information provided by the campaigns on the summary pages of reports filed with the Commission. New reports will be filed monthly in 1996. As each new report is received its summary information is added to the earlier data. A new set of charts will be generated when information for all of the selected candidates has been processed. If all reports are received on the due date, the new charts will be available within 48 hours after the reports have been received.

Click here for chart of Presidential campaign receipts

(Note: The chart may take a long time to receive - you can see the same information in a Table below - see "sources of receipts")

Click here for a chart of Presidential Campaign disbursements

(Here again, the chart is pretty big - you can see a table of "disbursements" below)

Many of the sources of receipts and categories of disbursements have been adjusted in the charts to reflect only the money that is available for actual campaign activity and is used for those purposes. Any refunds of contributions from individuals or committees, for example, are subtracted from the totals before the information is displayed here. Similarly, if the campaign is required to make a refundable deposit in order to obtain a service, these deposits are subtracted from the spending total when they are returned to the campaign (offsets to expenditures). This means that the total for both receipts and disbursements will be lower than the total receipts and total disbursements appearing on campaign reports.

You should keep in mind that some fundraising and all legal and accounting disbursements are exempt from the overall spending limits imposed on candidates who accept public funds. Most campaigns report these disbursements separately from regular operating expenses, but they are not required to do so.

The presidential reporting process is complex, and a more detailed explanation of the information presented here will be important for those using this material for reporting or research purposes. Reporters should contact the FEC Press Office at (202) 219-4155 or (800) 424-9530 to insure that the charts contain the most appropriate information for your stories. Reports themselves may be reviewed and/or copied in the Commission's Public Records Office - 999 E Street N.W. in Washington. (202) 219-4140.

You can also see a table of Individual Contributions (of $200 or more) by State for each Candidate

FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION
1996 PRESIDENTIAL PRE-NOMINATION CAMPAIGNS

ADJUSTED RECEIPTS

(Inception through August 31, 1996)
CANDIDATE INDIV PARTY OTHR CMTE
FEDERAL CONTRIB CONTRIB CONTRIB CANDIDATE
MATCHING MINUS MINUS MINUS CONTRI-
FUNDS REFUNDS REFUNDS REFUNDS BUTIONS
DEMOCRATS
CLINTON $13,412,197 $28,285,108 $1,861 $40,580 $0
*LAROUCHE $624,691 $3,058,562 $0 $1,000 $0
REPUBLICANS
ALEXANDER $4,573,442 $12,635,615 $0 $286,766 $9,583
BUCHANAN $9,812,517 $14,659,228 $0 $18,280 $0
DOLE $13,545,770 $29,555,502 $1,000 $1,208,655 $0
DORNAN $0 $297,511 $0 $1,000 $0
FORBES $0 $4,203,792 $0 $2,000 $1,000
GRAMM $7,356,218 $15,880,676 $1,987 $400,879 $0
KEYES $892,436 $3,442,056 $501 $3,500 $2,500
*LUGAR $2,643,477 $4,803,612 $6,250 $129,015 $0
*SPECTER $1,010,455 $2,284,901 $0 $158,791 $0
TAYLOR $0 $37,854 $0 $0 $3,342
WILSON $1,724,254 $5,285,889 $0 $242,349 $0
OTHER PARTY
BROWNE $0 $1,112,482 $1,144 $100 $34,271
HAGELIN $358,883 $700,085 $100 $0 $15,250
PEROT $0 $82,781 $0 $0 $8,215,746
*LAMM $0 $140,281 $0 $0 $5,000
DEM SUBTOTAL $14,036,888 $31,343,670 $1,861 $41,580 $0
REP SUBTOTAL $41,558,569 $93,086,636 $9,738 $2,451,235 $16,425
OTHER SUBTOTAL $358,883 $2,035,629 $1,244 $100 $8,270,267
GRAND TOTAL $55,954,340 $126,465,935 $12,843 $2,492,915 $8,286,692
CANDIDATE OTHER
LOANS LOANS TRANSFERS ADJUSTED
MINUS MINUS FROM PRIOR OTHER CAMPAIGN
REPAYMENTS REPAYMENTS RACES RECEIPTS TOTAL
DEMOCRATS
CLINTON $0 $0 $250,000 $499,802 $42,489,548
*LAROUCHE $0 $0 $0 $0 $3,684,253
REPUBLICANS
ALEXANDER $0 $0 $0 $109,572 $17,614,978
BUCHANAN $0 $0 $0 $11,151 $24,501,176
DOLE $0 $0 $242,169 $50,996 $44,604,092
DORNAN $44,000 $0 $0 $4,374 $346,885
FORBES $37,456,000 $0 $0 $30,689 $41,693,481
GRAMM $0 $0 $4,782,085 $369,657 $28,791,502
KEYES $5,000 $1,000 $0 $1,172 $4,348,165
*LUGAR $0 $100,000 $85,000 $2,029 $7,769,383
*SPECTER $0 $0 $17,000 $19,148 $3,490,295
TAYLOR $6,471,754 $0 $0 $3,900 $6,516,850
WILSON $0 $0 $2,000 $108,723 $7,363,215
OTHER PARTY
BROWNE $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,147,997
HAGELIN $50,000 $0 $0 $0 $1,124,318
PEROT $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,298,527
*LAMM $25,000 $0 $0 $0 $170,281
DEM SUBTOTAL $0 $0 $250,000 $499,802 $46,173,801
REP SUBTOTAL $43,976,754 $101,000 $5,128,254 $711,411 $187,040,022
OTHER SUBTOTAL $75,000 $0 $0 $0 $10,741,123
GRAND TOTAL $44,051,754 $101,000 $5,378,254 $1,211,213 $243,954,946
*Reports covering August have not yet been received.
PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN DISBURSEMENTS (Inception through August 31, 1996)

TOTAL EXPENDITURES CASH ON DEBTS OWED
CANDIDATE DISBURSEMENTS SUBJ TO LIMIT HAND BY
DEMOCRATS CLINTON $38,105,490 $27,965,515 $4,269,964 $753,726
*LAROUCHE $3,706,949 $3,531,124 $57,300 $86,257
REPUBLICANS ALEXANDER $16,353,539 $12,533,814 $1,167,039 $0
BUCHANAN $24,489,005 $24,476,578 $21,004 $1,823,860
DOLE $42,173,706 $31,559,649 $2,430,478 $117,994
DORNAN $341,718 $0 $5,161 $186,140
FORBES $41,657,444 $0 $35,040 $37,456,000
GRAMM $28,038,313 $19,420,192 $666,055 $2,247
KEYES $4,252,471 $1,948,457 $36,573 $501,237
*LUGAR $7,631,213 $6,422,495 $85,413 $133,024
*SPECTER $3,391,843 $3,391,846 $109,065 $88,599
TAYLOR $6,504,966 $0 $1,586 $6,513,105
WILSON $7,219,912 $3,219,682 $113,854 $586,518
OTHER PARTY BROWNE $1,073,600 $0 $40,129 $0
HAGELIN $1,117,266 $986,609 $17,350 $163,815
PEROT $8,031,229 $0 $177,300 $0
*LAMM $39,364 $0 $130,896 $0
DEM SUBTOTAL $41,812,439 $31,496,639 $4,327,264 $839,983
REP SUBTOTAL $182,054,130 $102,972,713 $4,671,268 $47,408,724
OTHER SUBTOTAL $10,261,459 $986,609 $365,675 $163,815
GRAND TOTAL $234,128,028 $135,455,961 $9,364,207 $48,412,522
*Reports covering August have not yet been received