CHART 2-A: CONTRIBUTION AND SOLICITATION LIMITATIONS

STATE

INDIVIDUALS

CANDIDATES
AND FAMILY

CONTRIBUTIONS
TO POLITICAL
PARTIES

CORPORATIONS

LABOR UNIONS

PACS

REGULATED
INDUSTRIES

LEGISLATIVE
SESSIONS

Alabama

Unlimited

Unlimited

Individual: unlimited

PAC: unlimited

Corporation: $500 per election to any party

Union: unlimited

Nat’l Party Cte: unlimited

Limited to $500 to any candidate, political committee, or political party per election

Unlimited

Unlimited

Public utility regulated by Public Service Commission may only contribute through a PAC

Solicitations by/ contributions to state office candidates are generally prohibited during legislative sessions

Alaska

Limited to $500 per office per year

Candidate: unlimited, except must not exceed $5,000 within 33 days before election; caps also exist on how much a candidate may repay personal loans

Family: limited to $500 per office per year

Individual: limited to aggregate of $500 per year to a party

PAC: limited to aggregate of $1,000 per year to a party

Corporation: prohibited

Union: prohibited

Nat’l Party Cte: unlimited

Prohibited

Prohibited

Limited to $1,000 per office per year

Prohibited

 

 

State legislators and candidates for state legislative office may not solicit nor accept contributions during legislative sessions.

Arizona

Limited to $760 per statewide candidate; $300 per other offices; and maximum of $2,820 in total contributions per calendar year

Candidate: unlimited, but may trigger new limits for opponent

Family:
Certain family members may contribute under candidate’s unlimited aegis

Individual: unlimited

PAC: unlimited

Corporation: prohibited

Union: prohibited

Nat’l Party Cte: unlimited

Prohibited

Prohibited

Limited to $760 for statewide candidates and $300 for local candidates; combined total for all PACs is $75,610 statewide and $7,560 local.

Committees certified to give at the upper limits are limited to $3,790 statewide and $1,510 local.

Prohibited

Lobbyists and their employers may not contribute or
promise to contribute to (or solicit contributions for) a legislator or candidate for legislature when legislature is in regular session, or with respect to the governor when such legislation awaits executive approval/veto.

Arkansas

Limited to $1,000 per candidate per election for constitutional offices, supreme court, and court of appeals.

Limited to $100 per candidate per election for all other offices.

Candidate: unlimited

Family:
Limited to $1,000 per candidate per election for constitutional offices, supreme court, and court of appeals.

Limited to $100 per candidate per election for all other offices.

Individual: unlimited

PAC: unlimited

Corporation: unlimited

Union: unlimited

Nat’l Party Cte: unlimited

Limited to $1,000 per candidate per election for constitutional offices, supreme court, and court of appeals.

Limited to $100 per candidate per election for all other offices.

Limited to $1,000 per candidate per election for constitutional offices, supreme court, and court of appeals.

Limited to $100 per candidate per election for all other offices.

Limited to $1,000 per candidate per election from approved political action committee; $2,500 per candidate per election from small donor political action committee.

Limited to $1,000 per candidate per election for constitutional offices, supreme court, and court of appeals.

Limited to $100 per candidate per election for all other offices.

State officers and members of the general assembly may not accept a contribution during a session of the general assembly, or for a 30-day period both before and after; or during an extended or special session.

California

Limits of $1,000 per person per candidate per special election or special runoff election only.

Certain jurisdictions have local limits on contributions to candidates.

Candidate:
generally unlimited

Family:
limits of $1,000 per person per candidate per special election or special runoff election only.

Certain jurisdictions have local limits on contributions to candidates.

Individual: limited to aggregate of $5,000 per year to party

PAC: limited to aggregate of $5,000 per year to party

Corporation: limited to aggregate of $5,000 per year to party

Union: limited to aggregate of $5,000 per year to party

Nat’l Party Cte: limited to aggregate of $5,000 per year to party

Limits of $1,000 per candidate per special election or special runoff election only.

Certain jurisdictions have local limits on contributions to candidates.

Limits of $5,000 for a broad-based political committee; and $2,500 for a political committee per candidate per special election or special runoff election only. Certain jurisdictions have local limits on contributions to candidates.

Limits of $5,000 for a broad-based political committee; and $2,500 for a political committee per candidate per special election or special runoff election only. Certain jurisdictions have local limits on contributions to candidates.

Limits of $5,000 for a broad-based political committee; $2,500 for a political committee; and $1,000 per person per candidate per special election or special runoff election only. Certain jurisdictions have local limits on contributions to candidates.

No restriction

Colorado

$500 to any one candidate for governor, lt. governor, secretary of state, state treasurer, or attorney general candidate committee

$100 to any one state senate, state house of representatives, state board of education, or regent of the University of Colorado candidate committee

Candidates: contributions by candidates abiding by voluntary campaign spending limits to their own campaigns are treated as political committee contributions and are subject to aggregate limits of:

$400,000 for governor;

$80,000 for secretary of state, attorney general, or state treasurer;

$20,000 for lt.
governor;

$15,000 for the state senate; and

$10,000 for the house of representatives, state board of education, and regent of the University of Colorado

Individual: limited to aggregate of $2,500 per year to party

PAC: limited to aggregate of $2,500 per year to party

Corporation: limited to aggregate of $2,500 per year to party

Union: limited to aggregate of $2,500 per year to party

Nat’l Party Cte: limited to aggregate of $2,500 per year to party

Prohibited

Prohibited

Political committee contributions are subject to aggregate limits of:

$400,000 for governor;

$80,000 for secretary of state, attorney general, or state treasurer;

$20,000 for lt. governor;

$15,000 for the state senate; and

$10,000 for the house of representatives, state board of education, and regent of the University of Colorado

Prohibited

Lobbyists and their principals may not either contribute to or solicit funds for a candidate for legislature or governor while legislature is in regular session (and, in the case of candidates for governor, while a measure is pending before the governor)

Connecticut

Limited to aggregate of $15,000 per election, and $2,500 for governor; $1,500 for other statewide office; $1,000 for sheriff or local chief executive; $500 for state senate, or probate judge; $250 for state representative or other local offices; and $5,000 per year to state party

Candidates: unlimited

Family:
limited to aggregate of $15,000 per election, and $2,500 for governor; $1,500 for other statewide office; $1,000 for sheriff or local chief executive; $500 for state senate, or pro-bate judge; $250 for state representative or other local offices; and $5,000 per year to state party

Individual: limited to aggregate of $5,000 per year to party state central committee; $1,000 per year to party town committee

PAC: no limits for business PAC and PAC formed by 2 or more individuals; PACs formed by organizations subject to limits of $5,000 per year to state central committee; $1,000 to a town committee.

Corporation: prohibited

Union:

Nat’l Party Cte: unlimited

Prohibited

Prohibited

Corporate PAC: limited to aggregate of $100,000/election and twice individual limits per candidate

Labor PAC: limited to aggregate of $50,000 per election and same limits per candidate as individuals

Prohibited

Lobbyists and lobbyist PACs prohibited from contributing to legislative candidates, legislative PACs, and state constitutional officers

Delaware

Limited to $1,200 per statewide candidate per election, and $600 per non-statewide candidate per election

Limited to $1,200 per statewide candidate per election, and $600 per non-statewide candidate per election

Individual: limited to $20,000 per 2-year election cycle to party

PAC: limited to $20,000 per 2-year election cycle to party

Corporation: limited to $20,000 per 2-year election cycle to party

Union: limited to $20,000 per 2-year election cycle to party

Nat’l Party Cte: unlimited

Limited to $1,200 per statewide candidate per election, and $600 per non-statewide candidate per election

Limited to $1,200 per statewide candidate per election, and $600 per non-statewide candidate per election

Limited to $1,200 per statewide candidate per election, and $600 per non-statewide candidate per election

Limited to $1,200 per statewide candidate per election, and $600 per non-statewide candidate per election

No restriction

District of Columbia

Limited to an aggregate of $8,500 per election and $2,000 for mayor; $1,500 for council chair or councilmember at-large; $500 for council-member from a district or board of education member at-large; $200 for board of education member from a district or party official; and $25 for a neighborhood advisory committee member

Limited to an aggregate of $8,500 per election and $2,000 for mayor; $1,500 for council chair or councilmember at-large; $500 for council-member from a district or board of education member at-large; $200 for board of education member from a district or party official; and $25 for a neighborhood advisory committee member

Individual: limited to $5,000 per election

PAC: limited to $5,000 per election

Corporation: limited to $5,000 per election

Union: limited to $5,000 per election

Nat’l Party Cte: limited to $5,000 per election

Limited to an aggregate of $8,500 per election and $2,000 for mayor; $1,500 for council chair or councilmember at-large; $500 for council-member from a district or board of education member at-large; $200 for board of education member from a district or party official; and $25 for a neighborhood advisory committee member

Limited to an aggregate of $8,500 per election and $2,000 for mayor; $1,500 for council chair or councilmember at-large; $500 for council-member from a district or board of education member at-large; $200 for board of education member from a district or party official; and $25 for a neighborhood advisory committee member

Limited to an aggregate of $8,500 per election and $2,000 for mayor; $1,500 for council chair or councilmember at-large; $500 for council-member from a district or board of education member at-large; $200 for board of education member from a district or party official; and $25 for a neighborhood advisory committee member

Limited to an aggregate of $8,500 per election and $2,000 for mayor; $1,500 for council chair or councilmember at-large; $500 for council-member from a district or board of education member at-large; $200 for board of education member from a district or party official; and $25 for a neighborhood advisory committee member

No restriction

Florida

Limited to $500 per candidate

Unemancipated child under 18 limited to $100 per candidate

Some restrictions on judges and judicial personnel

 

Candidates:
unlimited, except candidates accepting public financing are limited to $25,000 to their own campaigns.

Some restrictions on candidates for judge.

Family:
limited to $500 per candidate

Individual: unlimited

PAC: unlimited

Corporation: unlimited

Union: unlimited

Nat’l Party Cte: unlimited

Limited to $500 per candidate

Limited to $500 per candidate

Limited to $500 per candidate

Limited to $500 per candidate.

Investment and law firms and their officers, directors, and employees making contributions or engaged in fundraising for state-level candidates can't compete for business from Florida Housing Finance Agency.

Food outlets and convenience stores cannot solicit or make contributions of more than $100 to a candidate for comm’r of agriculture, and certain officials and employees of that office may not solicit contributions.

Prohibited by House and Senate rule for legislators

Georgia

Limited to $5,000 in the aggregate to statewide candidates in an election year, and $1,000 in the aggregate in a non-election year.

Limited to $2,000 in the aggregate to general assembly and other candidates in an election year, and $1,000 in the aggregate in a non-election year.

Candidate: unlimited

Spouse and children: unlimited

Other family members: same as individual limits

Individual: unlimited

PAC: unlimited

Corporation: unlimited

Union: unlimited

Nat’l Party Cte: unlimited

Limited to $5,000 in the aggregate to statewide candidates in an election year, and $1,000 in the aggregate in a non-election year.

Limited to $2,000 in the aggregate to general assembly and other candidates in an election year, and $1,000 in the aggregate in a non-election year.

Limited to $5,000 in the aggregate to statewide candidates in an election year, and $1,000 in the aggregate in a non-election year.

Limited to $2,000 in the aggregate to general assembly and other candidates in an election year, and $1,000 in the aggregate in a non-election year.

Limited to $5,000 in the aggregate to statewide candidates in an election year, and $1,000 in the aggregate in a non-election year.

Limited to $2,000 in the aggregate to general assembly and other candidates in an election year, and $1,000 in the aggregate in a non-election year.

Certain public utilities regulated by Public Service Commission may not contribute.

Regulated industries may not contribute to candidates nor public officers for the office regulating the entity.

Prohibited for statewide office candidates and members of the general assembly.

Hawaii

Limited to $2,000 for two-year offices; $4,000 for four-year offices; $6,000 for statewide offices in an election period; $50,000 to a political party; $1,000 to a noncandidate committee

Limited to $50,000, including the candidate’s family, in any election period. This figure includes loans from the candidate’s immediate family members to the candidate.

Individual: limited to $50,000 in any election year

PAC: limited to $50,000 in any election year

Corporation: limited to $50,000 in any election year

Union: limited to $50,000 in any election year

Nat’l Party Cte: limited to $50,000 in any election year

Limited to $1,000 in any election period

Limited to $1,000 in any election period

Limited to $2,000 for two-year offices; $4,000 for four-year offices; $6,000 for statewide offices in any election period; $1,000 to a noncandidate committee

Limited to $2,000 for two-year offices; $4,000 for four-year offices; $6,000 for statewide offices in any election period; $1,000 to a noncandidate committee

Certain state contractors required to file special statements of contributions

Some restrictions on corporations with foreign ties

No restriction

Idaho

Unlimited

Candidates unlimited.

Family limited to $5,000 each for a candidate in a primary or general election, or $1,000 each for other candidates per election

Individual: unlimited

PAC: unlimited

Corporation: unlimited

Union: unlimited

Nat’l Party Cte: unlimited

Limited to $5,000 each for a candidate in a primary or general election, or $1,000 each for other candidates per election

Limited to $5,000 each for a candidate in a primary or general election, or $1,000 each for other candidates per election nlimited

Limited to $5,000 each for a candidate in a primary or general election, or $1,000 each for other candidates per election

Limited to $5,000 each for a candidate in a primary or general election, or $1,000 each for other candidates per election

No restriction

Illinois

Unlimited; but generally prohibited for judicial candidates and judicial employees

Unlimited; but generally prohibited for judicial candidates and judicial employees

 

Unlimited

Unlimited

Unlimited

Unlimited

No restriction

Indiana

Unlimited

Unlimited

Individual: unlimited

PAC: unlimited

Corporation: limited to aggregate of $5,000 per year to all state partyu committees and aggregate of $2,000 per year to all other party committees

Union: limited to aggregate of $5,000 per year to all state party committees and aggregate of $2,000 per year to all other party committees

Nat’l Party Cte: unlimited

Limited to aggregates of $5,000 for statewide candidates; $5,000 for state party central committees; $6,000 for other offices; $4,000 for state legislative caucuses; and $2,000 for other party committees

Limited to aggregates of $5,000 for statewide candidates; $5,000 for state party central committees; $6,000 for other offices; $4,000 for state legislative caucuses; and $2,000 for other party committees

Unlimited

No contributions to state candidates by major lottery vendors or by persons (individuals and entities) holding certain riverboat gaming, parimutuel horse racing, and relarted suppliers licenses.

Limited to aggregates of $5,000 for statewide candidates; $5,000 for state party central committees; $6,000 for other offices; $4,000 for state legislative caucuses; and $2,000 for other party committees

A member of or candidate for the General Assembly may not solicit or accept campaign contributions, or conduct other fundraising activities during the period beginning when the General Assembly convenes in January of each odd-numbered year through that session’s sine die adjournment.

House legislative caucus party committee may not intentionally solicit contributions from a lobbyist or PAC from day before through day after Organization Day, or from first day in January through the adjournment of regular General Assembly session.

Iowa

Unlimited

Unlimited

Individual: unlimited

PAC: unlimited

Corporation: prohibited

Union: unlimited

Nat’l Party Cte: unlimited

Prohibited

Unlimited if through a union PAC; up to $500 per calendar year if there is no PAC.

Unlimited

Prohibited for banks, insurance companies, savings & loans, and credit unions, statewide notification center, and for not-for-profit organizations involved in riverboat gambling

Generally prohibited for legislators and statewide officials and candidates from lobbyists and PACs except in special elections.

Kansas

Limited to $2,000 per statewide candidate per election; $1,000 per election for senate seats; $500 per election for house seats, local office, district judge, district magistrate judge, district attorney, and state school board

Candidate: unlimited

Family:
limited to $2,000 per statewide candidate per election; $1,000 per election for senate seats; $500 per election for house seats and local office, district judge, district magistrate judge, district attorney, and state school board

Individual: limited to $15,000 per year to a state party committee; $5,000 per year to any other party committee

PAC: limited to $5,000 per year to any party committee

Corporation: limited to $15,000 per year to a state party committee; $5,000 per year to any other party committee

Union: limited to $15,000 per year to a state party committee; $5,000 per year to any other party committee

Nat’l Party Cte: limited to $25,000 per year to a state party committee; $10,000 per year to any other party committee

Limited to $2,000 per statewide candidate per election; $1,000 per election for senate seats; $500 per election for house seats, local office, district judge, district magistrate judge, district attorney, and state school board

Limited to $2,000 per statewide candidate per election; $1,000 per election for senate seats; $500 per election for house seats, local office, district judge, district magistrate judge, district attorney, and state school board

Limited to $2,000 per statewide candidate per election; $1,000 per election for senate seats; $500 per election for house seats, local office, district judge, district magistrate judge, district attorney, and state school board

Limited to $2,000 per statewide candidate per election; $1,000 per election for senate seats; $500 per election for house seats, local office, district judge, district magistrate judge, district attorney, and state school board

Lobbyists, political committees, and any person other than an individual may not contribute to a legislator or a candidate for legislature, or statewide officeholder or candidate for statewide office or their committees between January 1 and May 15 each year, and any other time the legislature is in session.

Kentucky

Limited to $1,000 per candidate per election (lower limits for school board), $1,000 to a political issues committee, $1,500 to PAC, and $2,500 to all state/local political parties

Minors limited to $100

No more than $1,000 in total contributions to all permanent committees and contributing organizations in any year (but unlimited to inaugural committees)

Candidates: direct contributions are unlimited

Loans are limited to $50,000 per joint slate for governor and lt. governor; $25,000 per statewide candidate; and $10,000 for other candidates

Family:
limited to $1,000 per candidate per election

Minors limited to $100

Individual: limited to aggregate of $2,500 per year to a state party executive committee and its subdivisions/affiliates

PAC: limited to aggregate of $2,500 per year to a state party executive committee and its subdivisions/affiliates

Corporation: prohibited

Union: limited to aggregate of $2,500 per year to a state party executive committee and its subdivisions/affiliates

Nat’l Party Cte: unlimited, but transfers must be bereft of corporate funds

Prohibited

Limited to $1,000 per candidate per election

Limited to $1,000 per candidate per election

Prohibited

No contributions by major lottery vendors and lottery auditors

Lobbyists may not make contributions to, nor serve as fundraisers for, candidates for the General Assembly

Louisiana

Limited to $5,000 for major office candidates, $2,500 for district office candidates, and $1,000 for any other offices, per candidate, per election.

During any 4-year period, may not contribute more than $100,000 to any political committee other than a candidate committee.

Candidate: unlimited

Family:
limited to $5,000 for major office candidates, $2,500 for district office candidates, and $1,000 for any other offices, per candidate, per election.

During any 4-year period, may not contribute more than $100,000 to any political committee other than a candidate committee.

Individual: limited to aggregate of $100,000 per four years to a party committee or its subsidiaries

PAC: limited to aggregate of $100,000 per four years to a party committee or its subsidiaries

Corporation: limited to aggregate of $100,000 per four years to a party committee or its subsidiaries

Union: limited to aggregate of $100,000 per four years to a party committee or its subsidiaries

Nat’l Party Cte: unlimited

Limited to $5,000 for major office candidates, $2,500 for district office candidates, and $1,000 for any other offices, per candidate, per election.

During any 4-year period, may not contribute more than $100,000 to any political committee other than a candidate committee.

Limited to $5,000 for major office candidates, $2,500 for district office candidates, and $1,000 for any other offices, per candidate, per election.

During any 4-year period, may not contribute more than $100,000 to any political committee other than a candidate committee.

Limited to $5,000 for major office candidates, $2,500 for district office candidates, and $1,000 for any other offices, per candidate, per election.

During any 4-year period, may not contribute more than $100,000 to any political committee other than a candidate committee. PACs with more than 250 members who contributed at least $50 to the PAC during the preceding calendar year may give twice the limits.

Aggregate limits from all PACs combined that candidates may receive for primary and general elections: $50,000 for major office; $35,000 for district office; $10,000 for other office

Those associated with certain specified gaming interests may not contribute.

Others limited to $5,000 for major office candidates, $2,500 for district office candidates, and $1,000 for any other offices, per candidate, per election

No lobbyist may contribute to a fundraising function of a legislator during session unless legislator has given notice of function at least 30 days before it is held

Maine

Until January 1, 1999: limited to an aggregate of $25,000 in a calendar year and $1,000 per candidate per election

After January 1, 1999: limited to an aggregate of $25,000 in a calendar year and $500 per gubernatorial candidate per election and $250 per other candidates per election

Special limits on public finance-qualifying (seed) contributions

Candidate: unlimited

Spouse:

Unlimited

Individual: unlimited

PAC: unlimited

Corporation: unlimited

Union: unlimited

Nat’l Party Cte: unlimited

Until January 1, 1999: limited to $5,000 per candidate per election

After January 1, 1999: limited to $500 per gubernatorial candidate per election and $250 per other candidates per election

Until January 1, 1999: limited to $5,000 per candidate per election

After January 1, 1999: limited to $500 per gubernatorial candidate per election and $250 per other candidates per election

Until January 1, 1999: limited to $5,000 per candidate per election

After January 1, 1999: limited to $500 per gubernatorial candidate per election and $250 per other candidates per election

Until January 1, 1999: limited to $5,000 per candidate per election

After January 1, 1999: limited to $500 per gubernatorial candidate per election and $250 per other candidates per election

No restriction

Maryland

Limited to an aggregate of $10,000 per 4-year election cycle and $4,000 per candidate or political committee

Candidate:
unlimited

Spouse:
unlimited

Individual: limited to $4,000 per four years (but unlimited if directed to segregated fund be used only for nonelectoral purposes)

PAC: limited to $6,000 per four years (but unlimited if directed to segregated fund be used only for nonelectoral purposes)

Corporation: limited to $4,000 per four years (but unlimited if directed to segregated fund be used only for nonelectoral purposes)

Union: limited to $4,000 per four years (but unlimited if directed to segregated fund be used only for nonelectoral purposes)

Nat’l Party Cte: limited to $6,000 per four years (but unlimited if directed to segregated fund be used only for nonelectoral purposes)

Limited to aggregate of $10,000 per 4-year election cycle and $4,000 per candidate or political committee

Limited to aggregate of $10,000 per 4-year election cycle and $4,000 per candidate or political committee

Limited to aggregate of $6,000 per 4-year election cycle per candidate or political committee

Limited to an aggregate of $10,000 per 4-year election cycle and $4,000 per candidate or political committee

Fundraising for statewide officers, members of the general assembly, and candidates for such offices generally prohibited from soliciting or accepting funds during session

Lobbyists may not at any time solicit funds for, or transfer them to statewide officers, members of the general assembly, and candidates for such offices, except for a lobbyist’s personal contribution.

Massachusetts

Limited to $500 per candidate per year, with an aggregate limit of $12,500 per year.

Minors limited to $25 per year.

Candidate: unlimited, except for loans, which are limited depending upon office sought.

Family:
limited to $500 per candidate per year.

Minors limited to $25 per year.

Individual: limited to aggregate of $5,000 per year to all committee of a party

PAC: limited to aggregate of $5,000 per year to all committee of a party

Corporation: prohibited

Union: limited to aggregate of $5,000 per year to all committee of a party

Nat’l Party Cte: limited to use in a segregated fund for administrative, overhead, or party-building

Prohibited

Must organize as political committee if exceed aggregate contributions of $15,000 or 10% of gross revenues

Limited to $500 per candidate, with aggregate annual limits depending upon office sought.

Prohibited.

Registered lobbyists limited to $200 per candidate per year.

No restriction

Michigan

Limited to $3,400 for a statewide office, $1,000 for state senate, and $500 for state representative candidates per election cycle; lawyers limited to $100 for candidate for judicial office.

Differing local limits dependent upon county population.

Unlimited, except to $50,000 per gubernatorial campaign from candidate and family per election cycle.

Certain large contributions from candidate’s immediate family in gubernatorial race may trigger lift of expenditure limit for other candidates.

Individual: unlimited

PAC: unlimited

Corporation: prohibited in certain instances

Union: prohibited in certain instances

Nat’l Party Cte: unlimited

Prohibited for candidate elections

Prohibited

Limited to $3,400 for a statewide office, $1,000 for state senate, and $500 for state representative candidates per election cycle. A PAC that qualifies as an independent committee may contribute 10 times these amounts. Lawyer PAC limited to $100 per judicial candidate.

Prohibited except through a PAC.

Domestic depdendent sovereign (Indian tribe) may not directly contribute.

No restriction

Minnesota

Governor/Lt. Governor: Limited to $2,000 per election year and $500 in a non-election year

Attorney General: Limited to $1,000 per election year and $200 in a non-election year

Other statewide offices: Limited to $500 per election year and $100 in a non-election year

State Senate/State Representative: Limited to $500 per election year and $100 in a non-election year

Elective judgeships: no limit

Candidate:
unlimited, except limited to 10 times election year limit if accepting a public subsidy

Family:
Governor/Lt. Governor: Limited to $2,000 per election year and $500 in a non-election year

Attorney General: Limited to $1,000 per election year and $200 in a non-election year

Other statewide offices: Limited to $500 per election year and $100 in a non-election year

State Senate/State Representative: Limited to $500 per election year and $100 in a non-election year

Elective judgeships: no limit

Individual: unlimited

PAC: unlimited

Corporation: prohibited

Union: prohibited

Nat’l Party Cte: unlimited

Prohibited

Governor/Lt. Governor: Limited to $2,000 per election year and $500 in a non-election year

Attorney General: Limited to $1,000 per election year and $200 in a non-election year

Other statewide offices: Limited to $500 per election year and $100 in a non-election year

State Senate/State Representative: Limited to $500 per election year and $100 in a non-election year

Elective judgeships: no limit

Governor/Lt. Governor: Limited to $2,000 per election year and $500 in a non-election year

Attorney General: Limited to $1,000 per election year and $200 in a non-election year

Other statewide offices: Limited to $500 per election year and $100 in a non-election year

State Senate/State Representative: Limited to $500 per election year and $100 in a non-election year

Elective judgeships: no limit

Prohibited; including for insurance companies

Statewide candidates other than judicial candidates), candidates for the legislature, legislative caucus committees, and incumbent legislators or statewide elective officials seeking local office are prohibited from soliciting or accepting contributions from lobbyists, political committees, or political funds during a regular session of the legislature

Mississippi

Unlimited

Unlimited

Individual: unlimited

PAC: unlimited

Corporation: limited to $1,000 per year to a party committee

Union: unlimited

Nat’l Party Cte: unlimited

Limited to $1,000 per candidate per election

Unlimited

Unlimited

Generally prohibited

No restriction

Missouri

Limited to $1,075 for statewide office candidates; $525 for senate candidates; $750 for house candidates; varying limits for local office candidates.

Candidate:
unlimited

Family: limited to $1,075 for statewide office candidates; $525 for senate candidates; $275 for house candidates; varying limits for local office candidates.

Individual: unlimited

PAC: unlimited

Corporation: unlimited

Union: unlimited

Nat’l Party Cte: unlimited

Unlimited

Unlimited

Limited to $1,075 for statewide office candidates; $525 for senate candidates; $275 for house candidates; varying limits for local office candidates.

Unlimited

 

Montana

Limited for each contested primary and general election in a campaign to $400 for governor/lt. governor, $200 for other statewide candidates, and $100 for all other candidates

Candidate: unlimited

Family:
each individual limited for each contested primary and general election in a campaign to $400 for governor/ lt. governor, $200 for other statewide candidates, and $100 for all other candidates

Individual: unlimited

PAC: unlimited

Corporation: prohibited

Union: unlimited

Nat’l Party Cte: unlimited

Prohibited

As an independent committee, limited for each contested primary and general election in a campaign to $400 for governor/lt. governor, $200 for other statewide candidates, and $100 for all other candidates

As an independent committee, limited for each contested primary and general election in a campaign to $400 for governor/lt. governor, $200 for other statewide candidates, and $100 for all other candidates

Prohibited

No restriction

Nebraska

Unlimited

Candidate: unlimited, except that candidate committee cannot contribute to another candidate committee other than in fundraising event

Family:
unlimited

Individual: unlimited

PAC: unlimited

Corporation: unlimited

Union: unlimited

Nat’l Party Cte: unlimited

Legislative candidates and candidates for other state offices if designated as eligible for public funding during an election period: limited to maximum amount of aggregate contributions in election period that may be accepted from independent committees; businesses (including corporations); labor unions; industry, trade, or professional associations; and political parties: Gov—$750,000; Sec’y of State, Treas, Att’y Gen’l, Auditor of Public Acc’ts— 75,000; Public Service Commission, Board of Regents of Univ. of Nebraska & State Board of Education—$25,000; Legislature—$36,500

Legislative candidates and candidates for other state offices if designated as eligible for public funding during an election period: limited to maximum amount of aggregate contributions in election period that may be accepted from independent committees; businesses (including corporations); labor unions; industry, trade, or professional associations; and political parties: Gov—$750,000; Sec’y of State, Treas, Att’y Gen’l, Auditor of Public Acc’ts— 75,000; Public Service Commission, Board of Regents of Univ. of Nebraska & State Board of Education—$25,000; Legislature—$36,500

Legislative candidates and candidates for other state offices if designated as eligible for public funding during an election period: limited to maximum amount of aggregate contributions in election period that may be accepted from independent committees; businesses (including corporations); labor unions; industry, trade, or professional associations; and political parties: Gov—$750,000; Sec’y of State, Treas, Att’y Gen’l, Auditor of Public Acc’ts— 75,000; Public Service Commission, Board of Regents of Univ. of Nebraska & State Board of Education—$25,000; Legislature—$36,500

Legislative candidates and candidates for other state offices if designated as eligible for public funding during an election period: limited to maximum amount of aggregate contributions in election period that may be accepted from independent committees; businesses (including corporations); labor unions; industry, trade, or professional associations; and political parties: Gov—$750,000; Sec’y of State, Treas, Att’y Gen’l, Auditor of Public Acc’ts— 75,000; Public Service Commission, Board of Regents of Univ. of Nebraska & State Board of Education— $25,000; Legislature— $36,500

No restriction

Nevada

Any candidate: $5,000 per primary and general election

Any candidate: $5,000 per primary and general election

Individual: unlimited

PAC: unlimited

Corporation: unlimited

Union: unlimited

Nat’l Party Cte: unlimited

Any candidate: $5,000 per primary and general election

Any candidate: $5,000 per primary and general election

Any candidate: $5,000 per primary and general election

Any candidate: $5,000 per primary and general election

Governor, governor-elect, lt. governor, lt. governor-elect, state legislators, and legislative caucuses may not solicit or accept any contributions or commitments to make any contributions 30 days before, during, and for 30 days after a regular legislative session. Lobbyists prohibited from making contributions to such officers during same period.

New Hampshire

Limited to $5,000 per candidate, per election, except limited to $1,000 per election if to candidate or political committee working on behalf of a candidate who does not voluntarily agree to limit campaign expenditures

Candidate:
unlimited

Family:
limited to $5,000 per candidate, per election, except limited to $1,000 per election if to candidate or political committee working on behalf of a candidate who does not voluntarily agree to limit campaign expenditures

Individual: limited to $5,000 per election to a party committee, but $1,000 per election if spent to support a candidate who does not agree to spending limits

PAC: unlimited

Corporation: prohibited

Union: prohibited

Nat’l Party Cte: unlimited

Prohibited

Prohibited

Limited to $1,000 per election if to candidate or political committee working on behalf of a candidate who does not voluntarily agree to limit campaign expenditures; otherwise unlimited

Prohibited

No restriction

New Jersey

Limited to $1,800 per non-governor candidate per primary or general election; $2,100 per governor candidate per primary or general election; $30,000 to political party state committee or county committee or legislative leadership committee per year; $5,900 to municipal party committee per year. Unlimited to political committee or continuing political committee.

Candidate for non-governor office unlimited. Candidate for governor accepting public funds limited to $30,000 per primary or general election from personal funds; if not accepting public funds, unlimited. $30,000 to political party state committee or county committee or legislative leadership committee per year. $5,900 to political committee per election; $5,900 to continuing political committee or municipal party committee per year.

Family:
spouse of candidate for governor and presumably other family members limited to $2,100 per primary or general election; unlimited for spouse, child, parent, or sibling residing in same household of candidate for non-governor office.

Individual: limited to $30,000 per year to state, county, or legislative leadership committee; $5,900 per year to municipal committee

PAC: limited to $30,000 per year to state or county, or legislative leadership committee; $5,900 per year to municipal committee

Corporation: limited to $30,000 per year to state or county, or legislative leadership committee; $5,900 per year to municipal committee

Union: limited to $30,000 per year to state or county committee; $5,900 per year to municipal committee

Nat’l Party Cte: limited to $59,000 per year to state party committee; $30,000 per year to county party committee; $5,900 per year to municipal committee

Limited to $1,800 per non-governor candidate per primary or general election; $2,100 per governor candidate per primary or general election; $30,000 to political party state committee or county committee or legislative leadership committee per year; $5,900 to municipal party committee per year. Unlimited to political committee or continuing political committee.

Limited to $1,800 per non-governor candidate per primary or general election; $2,100 per governor candidate per primary or general election; $30,000 to political party state committee or county committee or legislative leadership committee per year; $5,900 to municipal party committee per year. Unlimited to political committee or continuing political committee.

Limited to $5,900 per non-governor candidate per primary or general election; $2,100 per governor candidate per primary or general election; $30,000 to political party state committee or county committee or legislative leadership committee per year; $5,900 to municipal party committee per year. $5,900 per political committee per primary or general election, and $5,900 per continuing political committee per year.

Prohibited for certain bank, utility, and insurance corporations or associations; otherwise, limited to $1,800 per non-governor candidate per primary or general election; $2,100 per governor candidate per primary or general election; $30,000 to political party state committee or county committee or legislative leadership committee per year; $5,900 to municipal party committee per year. Unlimited to political committee or continuing political committee.

No restriction

New Mexico

Unlimited

Unlimited

Individual: unlimited

PAC: unlimited

Corporation: unlimited

Union: unlimited

Nat’l Party Cte: unlimited

Unlimited

Unlimited

Unlimited

Unlimited.

Solicitation by state regulatory office or candidate for the office of directly regulated entity or persons prohibited if charges for service set by or license issued by the regulatory office.

State legislative incumbent, candidate, or agent may not solicit political contributions from January 1 to adjournment of regular session. Governor or agent may not solicit political contributions from January 1 to 20th day after adjournment of regular session.

Contributions may not be made by or through a lobbyist or lobbyist’s employer from January 1 of end of regular session for statewide office and legislative candidates and from January 1through 20th day after adjournment for candidate for governor.

New York

Limited to an aggregate of $150,000 per year and maximum aggregate per office. Statewide office: primary—product of number of enrolled voters in candidate’s party in state x $.005, but not less than $4,500 or more than $13,400; general election— $28,000. State senator: primary—$4,500; general election— $7,000. Member of assembly: primary— $2,800; general election—$2,800. New York City mayor, public advocate, comptroller: primary election— greater of $4,500 or product of number of enrolled voters in candidate’s party in city x $.05, but not more than $13,400; general election—$28,000. Other public office: primary—greater of $1,000 or product of number of enrolled voters in candidate’s party in district x $.05, but not more than $50,000. Party or constituted committee—

limited to aggregate of $69,000 per year.

Candidate: unlimited to own campaign

Family: Candidate’s spouse is unlimited. Other family members (candidate’s child, parent, grandparent, brother, sister, and their spouses together) limited to maximum aggregate per office. Statewide office: primary— product of number of enrolled voters in candidate’s party in state x $.025; general election— product of number of registered voters x $.025; state senator: primary— greater of $20,000 or product of number of enrolled voters in candidate’s party in district multiplied by $0.25, but not more than $100,000; general election— greater of $20,000 or product of number of registered voters in district x $0.25, but not more than $100,000. Member of assembly: primary—greater of $12,500 or product of number of enrolled voters in candidate’s party in district x $0.25, but not more than $100,000; general election—greater of $12,500 or product of number of registered voters in district x $0.25, but not more than $100,000. Other public office and New York City mayor, public advocate, comptroller: greater of $1,250 or product of enrolled voters in candidate’s party in district or city x $0.25, but not more than $100,000; general election—greater of $1,250 or product of number of enrolled voters in district x $.25, but not more than $100,000.

Individual: limited to $69,900 per year to state party committee for election purposes; unlimited as to party housekeeping expenses

PAC: limited to $69,900 per year to state party committee for election purposes; unlimited as to party housekeeping expenses

Corporation: limited to aggregate of $5,000 per year for election purposes; unlimited as to party housekeeping expenses

Union: limited to $69,900 per year to state party committee for election purposes; unlimited as to party housekeeping expenses

Nat’l Party Cte: unlimited

Same maximum aggregate limit per office and per party committee or constituted committee per calendar year as individuals, but limited to an aggregate of $5,000 in political contributions and expenditures per calendar year.

Same maximum aggregate limit per office per election and per party committee or constituted committee per calendar year as individuals.

Same maximum aggregate limit per office per election and per party committee or constituted committee per calendar year as individuals.

Same maximum aggregate limit per office per election and per party committee or constituted committee per calendar year as individuals, and, if a corporation, also limited to an aggregate of $5,000 in contributions and expenditures per calendar year.

No restriction

North Carolina

Limited to $4,000 per committee or candidate per primary, second primary, and general election

Unlimited

Individual: unlimited

PAC: unlimited

Corporation: prohibited

Union: prohibited

Nat’l Party Cte: unlimited, but must be bereft of corporate or union funds

Prohibited

Prohibited

Limited to $4,000 per candidate campaign or other political committee per primary, second primary, and general election.

Prohibited

Solicitation and acceptance of lobbyists’ contributions by and making of lobbyists’ contributions to members of or candidates for council of state and general assembly and their political committees are generally prohibited during regular legislative session

North Dakota

Unlimited

Unlimited

Individual: unlimited

PAC: unlimited

Corporation: prohibited

Union: prohibited

Nat’l Party Cte: unlimited

Prohibited

Prohibited

Unlimited

Prohibited

No restriction

Ohio

Limited to $2,500 to campaign committee of statewide or general assembly candidate in primary or general election; $5,000 to county political party for party’s state candidate fund or to legislative campaign funs in calendar year; $15,500 to state political party for the party’s state candidate fund in calendar year; and $5,000 to political action committee in calendar year.

Candidate and family: Unlimited to candidate’s own campaign, but if candidate for statewide or general assembly office receives or expends personal funds of more than $100,000 in primary or $150,000 in general election for statewide office or more than $25,000 per election for general assembly candidate, a personal funds notice must be filed; otherwise, the use of personal funds by the candidate’s campaign committee is limited to the above reporting threshold amounts.

Candidate campaign committee: $2,500 to campaign committee of statewide or general assembly in a primary or general election; $2,500 to political action committee in calendar year; except designated state campaign committee, $15,500 to state political party for party’s state candidate fund in calendar year; except designated state campaign committee, $5,000 to legislative campaign fund in calendar year; and except a designated state campaign committee, $5,000 to county political party for the party’s state candidate fund in calendar year.

Individual: limited to $5,000 to county political party for party’s state candidate fund or to legislative campaign fund in calendar year and $15,500 to state political party for the party’s state candidate fund in calendar year.

PAC: limited to $5,000 to county political party for party’s state candidate fund or to legislative campaign fund in calendar year and $15,500 to state political party for the party’s state candidate fund in calendar year.

Corporation: prohibited

Union: prohibited

Nat’l Party Committee: unlimited

Prohibited, except for nonpartisan activities, gift to party building fund, sponsoring corporation’s PAC, or involvement with ballot issue.

Prohibited, except for nonpartisan activities, gift to party building fund, sponsoring labor union’s PAC, or involvement with ballot issue.

Limited to $2,500 to campaign committee of statewide or general assembly candidate in primary or general election; $5,000 to county political party for the party’s state candidate fund or to legislative campaign fund in calendar year; $15,500 to state political party for the party’s state candidate fund in calendar year; and $2,500 to another political action committee, except political action committee affiliated with contributing committee, in calendar year.

Prohibited, except for nonpartisan activities, gift to party building fund, sponsoring corporation’s PAC, or involvement with ballot issue.

No restriction

Oklahoma

Limited per person or family to $5,000 to a political party committee or political action committee in a calendar year, $5,000 to a candidate/candidate committee for state office, county office in a county of 250,000 or more, or municipal office in a municipality of 250,000 or more for election campaign, and $1,000 to any other local candidate/ candidate committee for election campaign

Unlimited to own campaign; otherwise subject to limits for individuals.

Candidate committee may not contribute or make independent expenditure for another candidate.

Family:
limited per person or family to $5,000 to a political party committee or political action committee in a calendar year, $5,000 to a candidate/candidate committee for state office, county office in a county of 250,000 or more, or municipal office in a municipality of 250,000 or more for election campaign, and $1,000 to any other local candidate/ candidate committee for election campaign

Individual: limited to aggregate of $5,000 per year from individual or family to all affiliated party committees

PAC: limited to aggregate of $5,000 per year to all affiliated party committees

Corporation: prohibited

Union: limited to aggregate of $5,000 per year to all affiliated party committees

Nat’l Party Cte: unlimited, but funds must comply with state limits

Prohibited, except to ballot measure campaign or PAC used for political purposes by corporation.

Limited per person or family to $5,000 to a political party committee or political action committee in a calendar year, $5,000 to a candidate/ candidate committee for state office or municipal office in a municipality of 250,000 or more for election campaign, and $1,000 to any other local candidate/ candidate committee for election campaign

Limited per person or family to $5,000 to a political party committee or political action committee in a calendar year, $5,000 to a candidate/candidate committee for state office or municipal office in a municipality of 250,000 or more for election campaign, and $1,000 to any other local candidate/ candidate committee for election campaign

Prohibited

No restriction

Oregon

Unlimited

Unlimited

Unlimited

Unlimited

Unlimited

Unlimited

 

Unlimited

Prohibited during special session and from January 1 to end of regular session: legislative or statewide official, candidate for legislative or statewide office, or person or political committee affiliated with political party, legislative caucus, or legislative or statewide official, or with governor, governor-elect, or candidate for governor may not solicit or receive contributions for legislative or statewide official or candidate for legislative or statewide office. Person or political committee may not contribute to legislative or statewide official or candidate for legislative or statewide office.

Prohibited during special session and from January 1 to 30 days after regular session: governor, governor-elect, candidate for governor, or person or political committee affiliated with political party, legislative caucus, or legislative or statewide official or with governor, governor-elect, or candidate for governor may not solicit or receive contributions for governor, governor-elect, or candidate for governor. Person or political committee may not contribute to governor, governor-elect, or candidate for governor.

Pennsylvania

Unlimited

Unlimited

Individual: unlimited

PAC: unlimited

Corporation: prohibited

Union: prohibited

Nat’l Party Cte: unlimited

Prohibited

Prohibited

Unlimited

Prohibited

No restriction

Rhode Island

$1,000 per recipient per calendar year and maximum of $10,000 for all recipients, except per-recipient limit doubles to $2,000 if recipient is a candidate for general office who has qualified to receive public funding, and an additional $10,000 may be contributed to a political party committee for organizational and party-building activities

Candidate: to own campaign, generally unlimited; however, for a candidate for general office who has qualified and elected to receive public funding, contributions (and loans) by the candidate may not exceed 5% of the total the candidate is permitted to spend in the campaign.

Family:
$1,000 per recipient per calendar year and maximum of $10,000 for all recipients, except per-recipient limit doubles to $2,000 if recipient is a candidate for general office who has qualified to receive public funding, and an additional $10,000 may be contributed to a political party committee for organizational and party-building activities

Individual: limited to $1,000 per year to a party committee and an aggregate of $10,000 per year to all party committees for organizational or party-building activities

PAC: limited to $1,000 per year to a party committee and an aggregate of $10,000 per year to all party committees for organizational or party-building activities

Corporation: prohibited

Union: prohibited

Nat’l Party Cte: unlimited, but may not be spent on behalf of state candidates

Prohibited

Prohibited

$1,000 per recipient per calendar year and maximum of $25,000 for all recipients, except per-recipient limit doubles to $2,000 if recipient is a candidate for general office who has qualified for public funding, and an additional $10,000 may be contributed to a political party committee for organizational and party-building activities

Prohibited

No restriction

South Carolina

Limited to $3,500 per statewide candidate per election; $1,000 per other candidate per election; $3,500 per committee per calendar year

Candidate:
unlimited

Family:
limited to $3,500 per statewide candidate per election; $1,000 per other candidate per election; $3,500 per committee per calendar year

Individual: limited to $3,500 per year to a party committee, but unlimited if donated to a party operating account

PAC: limited to $3,500 per year to a party committee, but unlimited if donated to a party operating account

Corporation: limited to $3,500 per year to a party committee, but unlimited if donated to a party operating account

Union: limited to $3,500 per year to a party committee, but unlimited if donated to a party operating account

Nat’l Party Cte: limited to $3,500 per year to a party committee, but unlimited if donated to a party operating account

Limited to $3,500 per statewide candidate per election; $1,000 per other candidate per election; $3,500 per committee per calendar year. Corporation or corporate committee may solicit contributions to the corporation or corporate committee only from shareholders, employees, and families.

Limited to $3,500 per statewide candidate per election; $1,000 per other candidate per election; $3,500 per committee per calendar year. Organization or organization committee may solicit contributions to the organization only from members and families.

Limited to $3,500 per statewide candidate per election; $1,000 per other candidate per election; $3,500 per committee per calendar year

Limited to $3,500 per statewide candidate per election; $1,000 per other candidate per election; $3,500 per committee per calendar year. Public utility may not include contributions or expenditures to influence election or operate PAC in its operating expenses. Lobbyist and contractors may not contribute.

No restriction

South Dakota

Limited in any calendar year to $1,000 for a statewide office candidate; $250 for a legislative or county office candidate; and $3,000 to a political party

Unlimited

Individual: limited to $3,000 per year to any political party

PAC: unlimited

Corporation: prohibited

Union: prohibited

Nat’l Party Cte: unlimited

Prohibited

Prohibited if union is corporation; permitted if an association but not out of dues or treasury funds

Unlimited

Prohibited

No restriction

Tennessee

Limited to $2,500 for state office candidate and $1,000 for other candidate in aggregate per election.

Limited to $1,000 for a judicial candidate.

Limited to $250,000 for statewide office, $40,000 for state senate, or $20,000 for other office, in aggregate per election.

Unlimited to judicial candidate from family of candidate and spouse.

Individual: unlimited

PAC: unlimited

Corporation: prohibited

Union: unlimited

Nat’l Party Cte: unlimited; but must be bereft of corporate funds

Prohibited

Limited to $2,500 for state office candidate and $1,000 for other candidate in aggregate per election.

Limited to $1,000 for judicial candidate.

Limited to $7,500 for statewide office or state senate and $5,000 for other office in the aggregate per election. Candidate for statewide office limited to 50% of total contributions in aggregate from committees. Candidates for other office limited to $75,000 in aggregate from all committees.

Limited to $1,000 for judicial candidate.

Prohibited within 10 days before election.

Prohibited; public service commissioner or candidate for that office may not accept a contribution from a regulated party during contested case

Contributions to candidates for governor, general assembly, or public service commission by lobbyists, or their multi-candidate political campaign committees prohibited during regular annual session. Certain fundraisers prohibited during regular annual session.

Texas

Unlimited

Candidate:
unlimited

Family:
unlimited to political parties, except during 60 days before election, and to political committees to support or oppose a measure

Individual: unlimited

PAC: unlimited

Corporation: prohibited for election purposes; unlimited for administrative purposes

Union: prohibited for election purposes; unlimited for administrative purposes

Nat’l Party Cte: unlimited

 

 

Unlimited to political parties, except during 60 days before election, and to political committees to support or oppose a measure

Unlimited, but may not be made from mandatory assessments from corporation employees or labor organization members. Contributions from an out-of-state political committee are subject to special notification and reporting requirements.

Unlimited to political parties, except during 60 days before election, and to political committees to support or oppose a measure

Generally prohibited 30 days before and during regular session of legislature

Utah

Unlimited

Unlimited

Individual: unlimited

PAC: unlimited

Corporation: unlimited

Union: unlimited

Nat’l Party Cte: unlimited

Unlimited except for insurers

Unlimited

Unlimited

Insurers prohibited from making political contributions if do not have security surplus

Lobbyists and their principals may not make campaign contributions to a legislator or a legislator’s personal campaign committee during a legislative session

Vermont

Limited to $1,000 per candidate or committee per primary or general election.

Effective November 4, 1998: Contributions from one source limited in 2-year general election cycle to candidate for governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, state treasurer, auditor of accounts, or attorney general—$400; candidate for state senator or county office—$300; candidate for state representative or local office—$200; and political committee (other than a political committee of a candidate) or political party—$2,000.

Unlimited, except federal office candidate limited to $1,000 to another candidate or committee per election

Family:
unlimited

Unlimited from individual, PAC corporation, union, and national party committee.

Effective November 4, 1998: Contributions from one source to a political party limited to $2,000 in 2-year general election cycle.

Limited to $1,000 per candidate or committee per election.

Effective November 4, 1998: Contributions from one source limited in 2-year general election cycle to candidate for governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, state treasurer, auditor of accounts, or attorney general—$400; candidate for state senator or county office—$300; candidate for state representative or local office—$200; and political committee (other than a political committee of a candidate) or political party—$2,000.

Limited to $1,000 per candidate or committee per election.

Effective November 4, 1998: Contributions from one source limited in 2-year general election cycle to candidate for governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, state treasurer, auditor of accounts, or attorney general—$400; candidate for state senator or county office—$300; candidate for state representative or local office—$200; and political committee (other than a political committee of a candidate) or political party—$2,000.

Limited to $3,000 per candidate or committee per election.

Effective November 4, 1998: Contributions from one source limited in 2-year general election cycle to candidate for governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, state treasurer, auditor of accounts, or attorney general—$400; candidate for state senator or county office—$300; candidate for state representative or local office—$200; and political committee (other than a political committee of a candidate) or political party—$2,000.

Limited to $1,000 per candidate or committee per election.

Effective November 4, 1998: Contributions from one source limited in 2-year general election cycle to candidate for governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, state treasurer, auditor of accounts, or attorney general—$400; candidate for state senator or county office—$300; candidate for state representative or local office—$200; and political committee (other than a political committee of a candidate) or political party—$2,000.

Contributions for state legislators may not be solicited from or made by a registered lobbyist or registered employer of lobbyists when general assembly is in session

Virginia

Unlimited

Unlimited

Individual: unlimited

PAC: unlimited

Corporation: unlimited

Union: unlimited

Nat’l Party Cte: unlimited

Unlimited

Unlimited

Unlimited

Parimutuel betting licensees cannot contribute to candidates

Governor, lt. governor, attorney general, and general assembly member and campaign committee of such official or member may not solicit or accept contributions and no contributions may be made to such official or member during regular session of general assembly.

Washington

Aggregate contributions per election to state office candidates limited to $575 for state legislative office candidate and $1,150 for state executive office candidate. Aggregate contributions within 21 days of a general election may not exceed $5,000 for a campaign for other than statewide office.

Unlimited using their own personal funds or portion of jointly held funds, but may not make aggregate contributions within 21 days of a general election to own campaign exceeding $50,000 for statewide office or $5,000 for other than statewide office. Candidates for state office may not accept aggregate contributions per election cycle from all political party county central committees and legislative district committees combined that exceed 25 per voter in district (state legislative office candidate) or state (state executive office candidate). Candidates may not accept contributions that exceed limits. Otherwise, same as for individuals

Family member:
aggregate contributions per election to state office candidates limited to $575 for state legislative office candidate and $1,150 for state executive office candidate. Aggregate contributions within 21 days of a general election may not exceed $5,000 for a campaign for other than statewide office.

Individual: unlimited

PAC: limited to $2,875 per year to a party committee for election purposes; unlimited if used for administrative expenses and certain non-candidate-related purposes

Corporation: limited to $2,875 per year to a party committee for election purposes; unlimited if used for administrative expenses and certain non-candidate-related purposes

Union: limited to $2,875 per year to a party committee for election purposes; unlimited if used for administrative expenses and certain non-candidate-related purposes

Nat’l Party Cte: limited to $2,875 per year to a party committee for election purposes; unlimited if used for administrative expenses and certain non-candidate-related purposes

Aggregate contributions per election to state office candidates limited to $575 for state legislative office candidate and $1,150 for state executive office candidate. Aggregate contributions within 21 days of a general election may not exceed $5,000 for a campaign for other than statewide office. Aggregate contributions in calendar year to each political party state organization and to each major party county central committee or legislative district committee limited to $2,875 and to a caucus of the state legislature limited to $575.

Aggregate contributions per election to state office candidates limited to $575 for state legislative office candidate and $1,150 for state executive office candidate. Aggregate contributions within 21 days of a general election may not exceed $5,000 for a campaign for other than statewide office. Aggregate contributions in calendar year to each political party state organization and to each major party county central committee or legislative district committee limited to $2,875 and to a caucus of the state legislature limited to $575.

Labor organization may not make contributions from agency shop fees paid by non-member without the non-member’s authorization.

Aggregate contributions per election to state office candidates limited to $575 for state legislative office candidate and $1,150 for state executive office candidate. Aggregate contributions within 21 days of a general election may not exceed $5,000 for a campaign for other than statewide office. Aggregate contributions in calendar year to each political party state organization and to each major party county central committee or legislative district committee limited to $2,875 and to a caucus of the state legislature limited to $575.

Aggregate contributions per election to state office candidates limited to $575 for state legislative office candidate and $1,150 for state executive office candidate. Aggregate contributions within 21 days of a general election may not exceed $5,000 for a campaign for other than statewide office. Aggregate contributions in calendar year to each political party state organization and to each major party county central committee or legislative district committee limited to $2,875 and to a caucus of the state legislature limited to $575.

Insurer or fraternal benefit society may not contribute to insurance commissioner candidate.

State official or person acting on behalf of state official may not solicit or accept contributions from 30 days before through 30 days after regular legislative session or during a special session.

West Virginia

Limited to $1,000 per candidate, per primary or general election, and $1,000 to state party executive committee per calendar year

Limited to $1,000 per candidate, per primary or general election, and $1,000 to state party executive committee per calendar year

Individual: limited to $1,000 per year to a state party executive committee; $1,000 per election to other party committees

PAC: limited to $1,000 per year to a state party executive committee; $1,000 per election to other party committees

Corporation: prohibited

Union: limited to $1,000 per year to a state party executive committee; $1,000 per election to other party committees

Nat’l Party Cte: limited to $1,000 per year to a state party executive committee; $1,000 per election to other party committees

Prohibited

Limited to $1,000 per candidate, per primary or general election

Limited to $1,000 per candidate, per primary or general election

Prohibited

No restriction

Wisconsin

Limited to an aggregate of $10,000 in a calendar year. Limits for campaign: $10,000 for statewide office, $1,000 for state senator, $500 for state assembly representative, $2,500 or $3,000 for court of appeals judge (depending on population of district), $1,000 or $3,000 for circuit judge (depending on population of circuit), and for local office, the greater of $250 or 1 x number of inhabitants ($3,000 maximum).

Unlimited as to candidate’s own personal funds and property or personal funds and property owned jointly or as marital property with spouse. State office candidate who receives election campaign fund grant is limited to 200% of the amount that an individual may contribute.

Family:
limited to same amounts as individual, except in the case of property and personal funds owned jointly or as marital property by a candidate and spouse

Individual: limited to aggregate of $10,000 per year to all political committees

PAC: limited to $6,000 per year to a political party

Corporation: prohibited

Union: prohibited

Nat’l Party Cte: unlimited

Prohibited, except concerning a referendum

Prohibited if labor union is a chapter 185 association, except concerning a referendum

Limited to 4% of authorized disbursement level for statewide office candidate, $1,000 for state senator, $500 for assembly representative, varying amounts for other offices, and $6,000 in a calendar year for a political party

Prohibited; also may not offer special privileges to candidates, political committees, and individuals making independent disbursements

No restriction

Wyoming

Limited to $1,000 per candidate, per primary, general, or special election, and to $25,000 total contributions in 2-year period of general election year and the preceding year

Unlimited to candidate; otherwise subject to $25,000 limit in 2-year period of general election year and the preceding year

Individual: limited to $25,000 total contributions in 2-year period of general election year and the preceding year

PAC: unlimited

Corporation: prohibited

Union: prohibited

Nat’l Party Cte: unlimited

Prohibited for candidates and political parties

Prohibited for candidates and political parties

Unlimited

Prohibited for candidates and political parties

No restriction

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