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Median Receipts of House Candidates Through June 30 of the Election Year
2002 2000 1998 1996 1994 1992

Democrats Incumbents $511,491 $443,382 $348,602 $296,826 $313,579 $273,561
Challengers $42,075 $55,741 $44,385 $35,756 $33,785 $22,029
Open Seats $146,475 $89,747 $179,183 $123,602 $103,677 $66,286

Republicans Incumbents $565,602 $509,981 $420,813 $433,153 $287,786 $289,428
Challengers $28,640 $30,249 $42,970 $34,486 $32,375 $27,043
Open Seats $199,806 $201,480 $115,120 $80,838 $74,122 $55,486

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
2002 2000 1998 1996 1994 1992

No. of Challengers 154 206 171 239 217 184
No. of Open Seats 200 142 131 204 190 215

 

Total Number of Incumbents Seeking Reelection and Number of Open Seat Districts
2002 2000 1998 1996 1994 1992

No. of Incumbents 408 408 406 390 393 371
No. of Open Seats 45 32 34 50 47 75

(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 and 2002.)