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Presidential spending limits for 2020

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 2020 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 2020

The spending limit for 2020 for publicly funded general election presidential candidates is $103,701,600.

Overall spending limit for 2020 primaries

The overall spending limit for publicly funded presidential candidates in the primary elections is $51,850,800.

State-by-state primary limits

State Voting Age Population Expenditure limitation
Alabama 3,814,879 $3,164,900
Alaska 551,562 $1,037,000
Arizona 5,638,481 $4,677,800
Arkansas 2,317,649 $1,922,800
California 30,617,582 $25,400,700
Colorado 4,499,217 $3,732,600
Connecticut 2,837,847 $2,354,300
Delaware 770,192 $1,037,000
DC 577,581 $1,037,000
Florida 17,247,808 $14,309,000
Georgia 8,113,542 $6,731,100
Hawaii 1,116,004 $1,037,000
Idaho 1,338,864 $1,110,700
Illinois 9,853,946 $8,175,000
Indiana 5,164,245 $4,284,300
Iowa 2,428,229 $2,014,500
Kansas 2,213,064 $1,836,000
Kentucky 3,464,802 $2,874,400
Louisiana 3,561,164 $2,954,400
Maine 1,095,370 $1,037,000
Maryland 4,710,993 $3,908,300
Massachusetts 5,539,703 $4,595,800
Michigan 7,842,924 $6,506,600
Minnesota 4,336,475 $3,597,600
Mississippi 2,277,566 $1,889,500
Missouri 4,766,843 $3,954,600
Montana 840,190 $1,037,000
Nebraska 1,458,334 $1,209,900
Nevada 2,387,517 $1,980,700
New Hampshire 1,104,458 $1,037,000
New Jersey 6,943,612 $5,760,500
New Mexico 1,620,991 $1,344,800
New York 15,425,262 $12,797,000
North Carolina 8,187,369 $6,792,300
North Dakota 581,891 $1,037,000
Ohio 9,111,081 $7,558,700
Oklahoma 3,004,733 $2,492,800
Oregon 3,351,175 $2,780,200
Pennsylvania 10,167,376 $8,435,000
Rhode Island 854,866 $1,037,000
South Carolina 4,037,531 $3,349,600
South Dakota 667,558 $1,037,000
Tennessee 5,319,123 $4,412,800
Texas 21,596,071 $17,916,400
Utah 2,274,774 $1,887,200
Vermont 509,984 $1,037,000
Virginia 6,674,671 $5,537,400
Washington 5,951,832 $4,937,700
West Virginia 1,432,580 $1,188,500
Wisconsin 4,555,837 $3,779,600
Wyoming 445,025 $1,037,000

U.S. Territories Voting Age Population Expenditure limitation
American Samoa n/a $1,037,000
Guam n/a $1,037,000
Northern Mariana Islands n/a $1,037,000
Puerto Rico 2,620,963 $2,174,400
Virgin Islands n/a $1,037,000

* 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

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