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2017 Coordinated Party Expenditure Limits

As detailed in the tables below, the 2017 coordinated party expenditure limits are now available. They are:

Please note that these limits apply to general elections held during 2017, including special elections. For additional information on coordinated party expenditures, please consult the Campaign Guide for Political Party Committees. [PDF]


Authority to Make Coordinated Party Expenditures on Behalf of Senate, House and Presidential Nominees

Type of Party Committee

Authority

National Party Committee

May make expenditures on behalf of Senate, House and Presidential nominees. May authorize 1 other party committees to make expenditures against its own spending limits. 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 1 other party committees to make expenditures against its own spending limits. May be authorized 1 by national committee to make expenditures on behalf of Presidential nominee that count against the national committee's limit.

Local Party Committee

May be authorized 1 by national or state party committee to make expenditures against its limits.

 

Calculating 2017 Coordinated Party Expenditure Limits

Nominee

Amount

Formula
Senate Nominee The greater of:
$20,000 x COLA 3 or
2 cents x state VAP 2 x COLA 3
House Nominee in State with Only One Representative

$97,400

$20,000 x COLA 3
House Nominee in Other States

$48,700

$10,000 x COLA 3
Nominee for Delegate or Resident Commissioner 4

$48,700

$10,000 x COLA 3



Footnotes:

1 The authorizing committee must provide prior authorization specifying the amount the committee may spend.
2 VAP means voting age population.
3 COLA means cost-of-living adjustment. The COLA is 4.86767. Limits are rounded to the nearest hundred.
4 American Samoa, the District of Columbia, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands and the Virgin Islands elect Delegates; Puerto Rico elects a Resident Commissioner.

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Coordinated Party Expenditure Limits for 2017 General Election Senate Nominees

Alabama - Georgia
Hawaii - Maryland
Massachusetts - New Jersey

New Mexico - South Carolina
South Dakota
- Wyoming
State

Voting Age Population

Expenditure Limit

Alabama

3,766,477

$366,700

Alaska

554,567

$97,400

Arizona

5,299,579

$515,900

Arkansas

2,283,195

$222,300

California

30,157,154

$2,935,900

Colorado

4,279,173

$416,600

Connecticut

2,823,158

$274,800

Delaware

747,791

$97,400

Florida

16,465,727

$1,603,000

Georgia

7,798,827

$759,200

State

Voting Age Population

Expenditure Limit

Hawaii

1,120,541

$109,100

Idaho

1,245,967

$121,300

Illinois

9,875,430

$961,400

Indiana

5,057,601

$492,400

Iowa

2,403,962

$234,000

Kansas

2,192,338

$213,400

Kentucky

3,426,345

$333,600

Louisiana

3,567,717

$347,300

Maine

1,076,765

$104,800

Maryland

4,667,719

$454,400

State

Voting Age Population

Expenditure Limit

Massachusetts

5,433,677

$529,000

Michigan

7,737,243

$753,200

Minnesota

4,231,619

$412,000

Mississippi

2,267,438

$220,700

Missouri

4,706,137

$458,200

Montana

814,909

$97,400

Nebraska

1,433,791

$139,600

Nevada

2,262,631

$220,300

New Hampshire

1,074,207

$104,600

New Jersey

6,959,717

$677,600

State

Voting Age Population

Expenditure Limit

New Mexico

1,590,352

$154,800

New York

15,564,730

$1,515,300

North Carolina

7,848,068

$764,000

North Dakota

581,641

$97,400

Ohio

9,002,201

$876,400

Oklahoma

2,961,933

$288,400

Oregon

3,224,738

$313,900

Pennsylvania

10,109,422

$984,200

Rhode Island

848,045

$97,400

South Carolina

3,863,498

$376,100

State

Voting Age Population

Expenditure Limit

South Dakota

652,167

$97,400

Tennessee

5,149,399

$501,300

Texas

20,568,009

$2,002,400

Utah

2,129,444

$207,300

Vermont

506,066

$97,400

Virginia

6,541,685

$636,900

Washington

5,658,502

$550,900

West Virginia

1,456,034 $141,700

Wisconsin

4,491,015

$437,200

Wyoming

446,600

$97,400

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