Median Activity of House Candidates

Through 20 Days After the Election

1998

1996

1994

1992

1990

Number of

Number of

Number of

Number of

Number of

Candidates

Receipts

Disbursements

Candidates

Receipts

Disbursements

Candidates

Receipts

Disbursements

Candidates

Receipts

Disbursements

Candidates

Receipts

Disbursements

Democrats

Incumbents

194

$531,156

$420,684

168

$521,939

$463,099

226

$524,638

$485,167

213

$483,318

$508,726

249

$389,049

$328,621

Challengers

138

$98,538

$91,047

195

$126,574

$122,318

113

$73,120

$71,556

140

$64,078

$63,372

131

$32,743

$27,815

Open Seats

34

$643,739

$628,164

53

$587,760

$580,212

47

$507,919

$484,217

74

$411,797

$388,040

33

$446,616

$443,288

Republicans

Incumbents

211

$643,079

$529,072

213

$684,381

$588,706

157

$468,884

$397,858

138

$472,103

$459,301

159

$404,308

$355,427

Challengers

117

$194,752

$160,160

150

$112,287

$98,288

196

$145,345

$132,619

216

$80,212

$79,801

205

$24,449

$22,695

Open Seats

30

$865,775

$828,252

51

$609,128

$587,686

47

$562,116

$533,633

70

$405,534

$394,974

29

$437,092

$436,508

Note: includes only candidates who reported raising some money through 20 days after the election.

Number of House Nonincumbents Who

Reported receipts of at least $100,000

Through 20 Days After the Election

1998

1996

1994

1992

1990

1988

Percent of

Percent of

Percent of

Percent of

Percent of

Percent of

Number

Category

Number

Category

Number

Category

Number

Category

Number

Category

Number

Category

Dem Chl

68

41.98%

105

50.00%

51

45.13%

60

42.86%

36

27.48%

55

35.71%

Dem Open

30

88.24%

49

92.45%

46

97.87%

71

95.95%

27

81.82%

23

85.19%

Rep Chl

66

44.30%

77

44.51%

114

58.16%

97

44.91%

59

28.78%

55

28.35%

Rep Open

26

81.25%

47

92.16%

46

97.87%

53

75.71%

24

82.76%

21

80.77%

Reported receipts of at least $200,000

Through 20 Days After the Election

1998

1996

1994

1992

1990

1988

Percent of

Percent of

Percent of

Percent of

Percent of

Percent of

Number

Category

Number

Category

Number

Category

Number

Category

Number

Category

Number

Category

Dem Chl

47

29.01%

83

39.52%

37

32.74%

46

32.86%

24

18.32%

38

24.68%

Dem Open

30

88.24%

47

88.68%

44

93.62%

68

91.89%

27

81.82%

22

81.48%

Rep Chl

58

38.93%

60

34.68%

88

44.90%

61

28.24%

37

18.05%

31

15.98%

Rep Open

25

78.13%

45

88.24%

45

95.74%

47

67.14%

22

75.86%

20

76.92%

Reported receipts of at least $400,000

Through 20 Days After the Election

1998

1996

1994

1992

1990

1988

Percent of

Percent of

Percent of

Percent of

Percent of

Percent of

Number

Category

Number

Category

Number

Category

Number

Category

Number

Category

Number

Category

Dem Chl

30

18.52%

58

27.62%

21

18.58%

17

12.14%

9

6.87%

17

11.04%

Dem Open

25

73.53%

44

83.02%

35

74.47%

38

51.35%

21

63.64%

14

51.85%

Rep Chl

34

22.82%

35

20.23%

51

26.02%

22

10.19%

19

9.27%

9

4.64%

Rep Open

24

75.00%

41

80.39%

35

74.47%

35

50.00%

16

55.17%

16

61.54%

Total Number of Incumbents Seeking Reelection

and Number of Open Seat Districts

1998

1996

1994

1992

1990

1988

No. of Incumbents

407

389

393

371

409

413

No. of Open Seats

33

51

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.)