1. Figures in the first two tables and the detailed listings of candidates cover from January 1, 1997, or whenever the campaign registered during the year, through June 30, 1998 or the last report filed by the campaign as indicated.
2. Net receipt and new disbursement figures are total receipts and total disbursements, as reported by the campaigns, minus any money transferred between committees of the same campaign.
3. Columns entitled "other cmte contributions" are moneys contributed to campaigns by PACs and other committees as reported by the campaigns. Other committees include primarily committees of other candidates.
4. On the Senate listings, the column titled "candidate support" includes contributions by the candidate as well as loans made or guaranteed by the candidate. The column titled "trans from other auth" includes moneys transferred from House committees of candidates for the Senate, as well as proceeds from joint fundraising activity among several candidates or committees. Contributions from individuals and PACs made through these joint fundraising efforts are NOT included in the "individual contributions" or "other cmte contributions" columns.
5. Open seat races are those in which the incumbent did not seek reelection.
6. Detailed listings of candidates include all those House candidates who reported receipts before June 30, 1998.
7. Some House members who are or were running for the Senate in 98 changed their former House campaign committees into their Senate campaign committees. Financial activity related solely to their Senate campaigns cannot be isolated. (See Bunning, [KY], Ensign [NV], Neumann [WI], and Smith [WA]).
8. Party abbreviations in the listing of House campaigns are:
9. Several candidates report significant debts at least some of which were incurred in previous election cycles. These include;