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Coordinated party expenditure limits

As detailed in the tables on this page, the 2018 coordinated party expenditure limits are now available, along with archived limits from past years.

  • For Senate nominees, the 2018 limits range from $99,400 to $3,030,200, depending on each state’s voting age population (VAP);
  • For House nominees in states with only one representative, the limit is $99,400; and
  • For House nominees in all other states, the limit is $49,700.

These limits reflect the 2017 VAP and COLA (4.97135), and apply to general elections held during 2018, including special elections. For additional information on coordinated party expenditures, please consult the Campaign Guide for Political Party Committees.

Coordinated party expenditure limits for 2018 Senate general election nominees

State VAP Expenditure limit
Alabama 3,779,274 $375,800
Alaska 554,867 $99,400
Arizona 5,382,780 $535,200
Arkansas 2,298,739 $228,600
California 30,476,517 $3,030,200
Colorado 4,345,321 $432,000
Connecticut 2,844,358 $282,800
Delaware 757,455 $99,400
Florida 16,782,417 $1,668,600
Georgia 7,914,681 $786,900
Hawaii 1,121,794 $111,500
Idaho 1,273,151 $126,600
Illinois 9,904,838 $984,800
Indiana 5,093,409 $506,400
Iowa 2,413,764 $240,000
Kansas 2,200,585 $218,800
Kentucky 3,443,650 $342,400
Louisiana 3,575,930 $355,500
Maine 1,083,273 $107,700
Maryland 4,704,671 $467,800
Massachusetts 5,489,864 $545,800
Michigan 7,785,662 $774,100
Minnesota 4,277,949 $425,300
Mississippi 2,270,533 $225,800
Missouri 4,730,561 $470,300
Montana 821,604 $99,400
Nebraska 1,444,343 $143,600
Nevada 2,312,576 $229,900
New Hampshire 1,084,022 $107,800
New Jersey 7,026,626 $698,600
New Mexico 1,599,980 $159,100
New York 15,694,902 $1,560,500
North Carolina 7,971,073 $792,500
North Dakota 579,621 $99,400
Ohio 9,053,374 $900,100
Oklahoma 2,971,579 $295,500
Oregon 3,269,157 $325,000
Pennsylvania 10,141,022 $1,008,300
Rhode Island 852,307 $99,400
South Carolina 3,919,695 $389,700
South Dakota 654,810 $99,400
Tennessee 5,208,482 $517,900
Texas 20,938,557 $2,081,900
Utah 2,175,134 $216,300
Vermont 506,832 $99,400
Virginia 6,600,844 $656,300
Washington 5,759,927 $572,700
West Virginia 1,446,139 $143,800
Wisconsin 4,512,839 $448,700
Wyoming 442,832 $99,400

Authority to make coordinated party expenditures on behalf of House, Senate and presidential nominees

Type of party committee Authority
National party committee May make expenditures on behalf of Senate, House and Presidential nominees. May authorize other party committees to make expenditures against its own spending limits. (The authorizing committee must provide prior authorization specifying the amount the committee may spend.) Shares limits with national congressional and senatorial campaign committees.
State party committee May make expenditures on behalf of Senate and House nominees seeking election in the committee’s state. May authorize other party committees to make expenditures against its own spending limits. May be authorized by national committee to make expenditures on behalf of presidential nominee that count against the national committee's limit. (The authorizing committee must provide prior authorization specifying the amount the committee may spend.)
Local party committee May be authorized by national or state party committee to make expenditures against its limits. (The authorizing committee must provide prior authorization specifying the amount the committee may spend.)

Archive of past years' coordinated party expenditure limits

Click the year to access the coordinated party expenditure limits that applied during that year.