Median Activity of House General Election Candidates

1998

1996

1994

1992

1990

1988

Number of

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

Candidates

Receipts

Democrats

Incumbents

194

$543,794

$435,532

170

$523,020

$471,566

226

$534,172

$501,155

213

$488,439

$517,594

249

$399,113

$337,300

248

$364,699

Challengers

162

$58,991

$51,760

211

$112,694

$112,343

130

$63,092

$60,989

140

$71,532

$71,128

131

$35,054

$33,817

154

$44,341

Open Seats

34

$665,139

$651,920

53

$609,190

$604,865

47

$514,543

$514,071

74

$416,910

$400,740

31

$476,231

$457,655

27

$430,248

Republicans

Incumbents

211

$644,432

$546,599

213

$700,220

$610,166

157

$473,192

$416,080

138

$475,713

$479,152

159

$410,468

$373,388

164

$392,700

Challengers

149

$74,338

$71,534

172

$80,754

$77,887

217

$115,999

$114,884

216

$83,519

$82,837

205

$24,863

$26,230

194

$29,399

Open Seats

32

$874,647

$835,243

51

$609,524

$591,536

47

$581,634

$580,409

70

$427,520

$420,800

29

$469,551

$466,259

26

$470,835

Number of House Nonincumbents Who

Reported receipts of at least $100,000

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

70

43.21%

108

51.18%

52

40.00%

60

42.86%

39

29.77%

55

35.71%

Dem Open

31

91.18%

49

92.45%

46

97.87%

73

98.65%

27

87.10%

24

88.89%

Rep Chl

68

45.64%

79

45.93%

117

53.92%

100

46.30%

61

29.76%

57

29.38%

Rep Open

26

81.25%

47

92.16%

46

97.87%

57

81.43%

24

82.76%

21

80.77%

Reported receipts of at least $200,000

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

48

29.63%

84

39.81%

39

30.00%

47

33.57%

24

18.32%

38

24.68%

Dem Open

30

88.24%

48

90.57%

44

93.62%

70

94.59%

27

87.10%

22

81.48%

Rep Chl

58

38.93%

60

34.88%

92

42.40%

67

31.02%

38

18.54%

34

17.53%

Rep Open

25

78.13%

45

88.24%

46

97.87%

50

71.43%

23

79.31%

20

76.92%

Reported receipts of at least $400,000

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%

61

28.91%

21

16.15%

17

12.14%

9

6.87%

17

11.04%

Dem Open

25

73.53%

44

83.02%

35

74.47%

40

54.05%

22

70.97%

14

51.85%

Rep Chl

36

24.16%

36

20.93%

53

24.42%

25

11.57%

20

9.76%

10

5.15%

Rep Open

25

78.13%

41

80.39%

36

76.60%

37

52.86%

16

55.17%

17

65.38%

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.)