Median Receipts of House Candidates
Through March 31 of the Election Year
1998 1996 1994 1992 1990 1988
Democrats
Incumbents $258,541 $217,436 $213,482 $183,702 $167,879 $151,649
Challengers $41,315 $30,135 $27,184 $20,320 $23,658 $20,785
Open Seats $99,625 $67,721 $62,329 $44,249 $52,790 $34,000
Republicans
Incumbents $310,235 $326,181 $214,212 $202,067 $169,831 $153,002
Challengers $34,550 $26,550 $21,700 $21,570 $17,382 $13,720
Open Seats $75,450 $60,389 $57,414 $43,606 $35,614 $39,936
Note: includes only candidates who reported raising some money before March 31.
Number of House Challengers Who
Reported receipts of at least $50,000
by March 31 of the Election Year
1998 1996 1994 1992 1990 1988
No. of Challengers 121 173 110 91 62 65