Median Receipts of House Candidates

       

Through June 30 of the Election Year

               
   

1998

1996

1994

1992

1990

1988

 

Democrats

           
 

Incumbents

$348,602

$296,826

$313,579

$273,561

$247,997

$221,594

 

Challengers

$44,385

$35,756

$33,785

$22,029

$16,813

$23,206

 

Open Seats

$179,183

$123,602

$103,677

$66,286

$70,611

$94,088

               
 

Republicans

           
 

Incumbents

$420,813

$433,153

$287,786

$289,428

$250,890

$227,799

 

Challengers

$42,970

$34,486

$32,375

$27,043

$18,720

$14,823

 

Open Seats

$115,120

$80,838

$74,122

$55,486

$60,403

$49,732

               

Note: includes only candidates who reported raising some money before June 30.

 

 

 

       

Number of House Nonincumbents Who

       

Reported receipts of at least $50,000

       

by June 30 of the Election Year

 
               
   

1998

1996

1994

1992

1990

1988

No. of Challengers

171

239

217

184

113

65

               

No. of Open Seats

131

204

190

215

93

93

               
       

Total Number of Incumbents Seeking Reelection

       

and Number of Open Seat Districts

               
   

1998

1996

1994

1992

1990

1988

No. of Incumbents

406

390

393

371

409

413

               

No. of Open Seats

34

50

47

75

30

27

               
 

(The number of incumbents plus open seats does not always equal the total number

 

of districts because some districts had two incumbents running in 1992.)