Median Activity of House Candidates

Through 20 Days Before 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

Disburse

Democrats

Incumbents

193

$466,349

$328,468

171

$444,286

$346,332

226

$451,089

$375,448

213

$399,900

$371,900

249

$339,800

$272,002

Challengers

131

$94,559

$62,590

195

$107,922

$81,593

113

$60,478

$45,904

145

$49,715

$42,504

131

$25,702

$19,692

Open Seats

32

$510,382

$473,088

54

$448,774

$376,113

47

$406,489

$355,513

75

$310,682

$258,355

33

$374,598

$315,269

Republicans

Incumbents

211

$552,099

$425,406

213

$609,678

$434,872

157

$425,457

$292,297

137

$386,493

$345,356

159

$363,983

$281,136

Challengers

113

$172,453

$117,569

149

$98,777

$75,972

192

$118,419

$103,240

211

$62,272

$61,118

205

$21,644

$19,033

Open Seats

29

$709,127

$548,795

49

$473,853

$379,810

46

$456,342

$371,779

72

$269,898

$231,881

29

$337,059

$320,247

Note: includes only candidates who reported raising some money before 20 days prior to the election.

Number of House Nonincumbents who Reported Receipts of At Least $100,000 Through 20 Days Prior to 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

62

47.33%

100

47.85%

50

44.25%

51

35.17%

30

22.90%

50

32.47%

Dem Open

28

87.50%

49

90.74%

46

97.87%

70

93.33%

27

81.82%

23

74.19%

Rep Chl

62

54.87%

73

41.48%

102

53.13%

88

41.71%

55

26.83%

47

24.23%

Rep Open

26

89.66%

44

88.00%

46

100.00%

52

72.22%

24

82.76%

20

68.97%

Reported receipts of at least $200,000

Through 20 Days Prior to 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

46

35.11%

79

37.80%

31

27.43%

36

24.83%

19

14.50%

30

19.48%

Dem Open

28

87.50%

46

85.19%

42

89.36%

58

77.33%

27

81.82%

18

58.06%

Rep Chl

53

46.90%

51

28.98%

71

36.98%

43

20.38%

29

14.15%

22

11.34%

Rep Open

25

86.21%

43

86.00%

45

97.83%

40

55.56%

22

75.83%

17

58.62%

Total Number of Incumbents Seeking Reelection

and Number of Open Seat Districts

1998

1996

1994

1992

1990

1988

No. of Incumbents

402

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.)