House and Senate candidates running in the 2013-2014 election cycle received $1.1 billion and disbursed $766.7 million between January 1, 2013 and June 30, 2014, according to reports filed with the Federal Election Commission.
The 1,383 candidates running for the House of Representatives in 2014 – including those running in the 10 special elections during the 18-month period – reported combined receipts of $721 million, disbursements of $473.9 million, debts of $75 million
and cash-on-hand of $383.2 million through June 30, 2014.
Meanwhile, 224 candidates running for Senate in 2014 – as well as in the 2013 and 2014 special elections – reported total receipts of $422.4 million, disbursements of $292.8 million, debts of $20.2 million and cash-on-hand of $186.4 million during the period.
National, state and local political party committees reported combined receipts of $760.7 million in federal funds for the 18-month period, disbursements of $573.4 million, debts of $11.9 million and cash-on-hand of $197.5 million.
During the same period, 7,212 federal PACs reported total receipts of $1.5 billion, disbursements of $1.3 billion, debts of $21.1 million and combined cash-on-hand of $600.7 million. Contributions by PACs to congressional candidates seeking office in
the 2013-2014 election cycle totaled $311.4 million as of June 30, 2014.
Also during the period, independent expenditures reported to the Commission in connection with congressional elections during the 2013-2014 election cycle totaled $124 million.
Independent Expenditure-Only Political Committees (Super PACs) accounted for $74.5 million of all independent expenditures disclosed to the Commission. Committees with Non-Contribution Accounts (Hybrid PACs) reported $1.8 million and other PACs reported
$11.2 million. Independent expenditures made by persons other than political committees totaled $29.6 million, and party committees reported independent expenditures totaling $7 million.
Data summary tables for reports submitted to the Commission through June 30, 2014 are listed below for:
- Congressional candidate committees;
- Political party committees;
- PACs; and
- Independent expenditures and electioneering communications.