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Presidential spending limits for 2016

As one of the conditions for receiving public funding, presidential candidates must agree to abide by certain spending limitations. The limits applicable to publicly funded candidates running in 2016 are listed on this page.

For additional information on the public funding program, please consult our page on public funding of presidential elections.

General election spending limit for 2016

The spending limit for 2016 for publicly funded general election presidential candidates is $96.14 million.

Overall spending limit for 2016 primaries

The overall spending limit for publicly funded presidential candidates in the primary elections is $48.07 million.

State-by-state primary limits

State Voting Age Population Expenditure limitation
Alabama 3,755,483 $2,888,400
Alaska 552,166 $961,400
Arizona 5,205,215 $4,003,500
Arkansas 2,272,904 $1,748,100
California 30,023,902 $23,092,100
Colorado 4,199,509 $3,229,900
Connecticut 2,826,827 $2,174,200
Delaware 741,548 $961,400
DC 554,121 $961,400
Florida 16,166,143 $12,433,800
Georgia 7,710,688 $5,930,500
Hawaii 1,120,770 $961,400
Idaho 1,222,093 $961,400
Illinois 9,901,322 $7,615,400
Indiana 5,040,224 $3,876,600
Iowa 2,395,103 $1,842,100
Kansas 2,192,084 $1,686,000
Kentucky 3,413,425 $2,625,300
Louisiana 3,555,911 $2,734,900
Maine 1,072,948 $961,400
Maryland 4,658,175 $3,582,700
Massachusetts 5,407,335 $4,158,900
Michigan 7,715,272 $5,934,000
Minnesota 4,205,207 $3,234,300
Mississippi 2,265,485 $1,742,400
Missouri 4,692,196 $3,608,900
Montana 806,529 $961,400
Nebraska 1,425,853 $1,096,700
Nevada 2,221,681 $1,708,700
New Hampshire 1,066,610 $961,400
New Jersey 6,959,192 $5,352,500
New Mexico 1,588,201 $1,221,500
New York 15,584,974 $11,986,800
North Carolina 7,752,234 $5,962,400
North Dakota 583,001 $961,400
Ohio 8,984,946 $6,910,500
Oklahoma 2,950,017 $2,268,900
Oregon 3,166,121 $2,435,100
Pennsylvania 10,112,229 $7,777,600
Rhode Island 845,254 $961,400
South Carolina 3,804,558 $2,926,200
South Dakota 647,145 $961,400
Tennessee 5,102,688 $3,924,600
Texas 20,257,343 $15,580,400
Utah 2,083,423 $1,602,400
Vermont 506,119 $961,400
Virginia 6,512,571 $5,009,000
Washington 5,558,509 $4,275,200
West Virginia 1,464,532 $1,126,400
Wisconsin 4,476,711 $3,443,100
Wyoming 447,212 $961,400

U.S. Territories Voting Age Population Expenditure limitation
American Samoa n/a $961,400
Guam n/a $961,400
Northern Mariana Islands n/a $961,400
Puerto Rico 2,736,791 $2,104,900
Virgin Islands n/a $961,400

* No population figures are given for the U.S. Territories (except Puerto Rico). The minimum amount is assumed.

Archived spending limits for past presidential elections