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Coordinated party expenditure limits

As detailed in the tables on this page, the 2020 coordinated party expenditure limits are now available, along with archived limits from past years.

  • For presidential nominees, the limit is $26,464,700.
  • For Senate nominees, the 2020 limits range from $103,700 to $3,175,100, depending on each state’s voting age population (VAP);
  • For House nominees in states with only one representative, the limit is $103,700; and
  • For House nominees in all other states, the limit is $51,900.

These limits reflect the 2019 VAP and COLA (5.18508), and apply to general elections held during 2020, including special elections. For additional information on coordinated party expenditures, please consult the Campaign Guide for Political Party Committees.

Coordinated party expenditure limits for 2020 Senate general election nominees

State Voting Age Population (VAP) Expenditure Limit
Alabama 3,814,879 $395,600
Alaska 551,562 $103,700
Arizona 5,638,481 $584,700
Arkansas 2,317,649 $240,300
California 30,617,582 $3,175,100
Colorado 4,499,217 $466,600
Connecticut 2,837,847 $294,300
Delaware 770,192 $103,700
DC 577,581 $103,700
Florida 17,247,808 $1,788,600
Georgia 8,113,542 $841,400
Hawaii 1,116,004 $115,700
Idaho 1,338,864 $138,800
Illinois 9,853,946 $1,021,900
Indiana 5,164,245 $535,500
Iowa 2,428,229 $251,800
Kansas 2,213,064 $229,500
Kentucky 3,464,802 $359,300
Louisiana 3,561,164 $369,300
Maine 1,095,370 $113,600
Maryland 4,710,993 $488,500
Massachusetts 5,539,703 $574,500
Michigan 7,842,924 $813,300
Minnesota 4,336,475 $449,700
Mississippi 2,277,566 $236,200
Missouri 4,766,843 $494,300
Montana 840,190 $103,700
Nebraska 1,458,334 $151,200
Nevada 2,387,517 $247,600
New Hampshire 1,104,458 $114,500
New Jersey 6,943,612 $720,100
New Mexico 1,620,991 $168,100
New York 15,425,262 $1,599,600
North Carolina 8,187,369 $849,000
North Dakota 581,891 $103,700
Ohio 9,111,081 $944,800
Oklahoma 3,004,733 $311,600
Oregon 3,351,175 $347,500
Pennsylvania 10,167,376 $1,054,400
Rhode Island 854,866 $103,700
South Carolina 4,037,531 $418,700
South Dakota 667,558 $103,700
Tennessee 5,319,123 $551,600
Texas 21,596,071 $2,239,500
Utah 2,274,774 $235,900
Vermont 509,984 $103,700
Virginia 6,674,671 $692,200
Washington 5,951,832 $617,200
West Virginia 1,432,580 $148,600
Wisconsin 4,555,837 $472,400
Wyoming 445,025 $103,700

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

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

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