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2016 Coordinated Party Expenditure Limits

As detailed in the tables below, the 2016 coordinated party expenditure limits are now available. They are:

Please note that these limits apply to general elections held during 2016, 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 Presidential, Senate and House 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 2016 Coordinated Party Expenditure Limits

Nominee

Amount

Formula

Presidential Nominee

$23,821,100

National VAP 2 x 2 cents x COLA 3

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

$96,100

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

$48,100

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

$48,100

$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 2016 COLA is 4.80703. 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 2016 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

3,755,483

$361,100

Alaska

552,166

$96,100

Arizona

5,205,215

$500,400

Arkansas

2,272,904

$218,500

California

30,023,902

$2,886,500

Colorado

4,199,509

$403,700

Connecticut

2,826,827

$271,800

Delaware

741,548

$96,100

Florida

16,166,143

$1,554,200

Georgia

7,710,688

$741,300

State

Voting Age Population

Expenditure Limit

Hawaii

1,120,770

$107,800

Idaho

1,222,093

$117,500

Illinois

9,901,322

$951,900

Indiana

5,040,224

$484,600

Iowa

2,395,103

$230,300

Kansas

2,192,084

$210,700

Kentucky

3,413,425

$328,200

Louisiana

3,555,911

$341,900

Maine

1,072,948

$103,200

Maryland

4,658,175

$447,800

State

Voting Age Population

Expenditure Limit

Massachusetts

5,407,335

$519,900

Michigan

7,715,272

$741,800

Minnesota

4,205,207

$404,300

Mississippi

2,265,485

$217,800

Missouri

4,692,196

$451,100

Montana

806,529

$96,100

Nebraska

1,425,853

$137,100

Nevada

2,221,681

$213,600

New Hampshire

1,066,610

$102,500

New Jersey

6,959,192

$669,100

State

Voting Age Population

Expenditure Limit

New Mexico

1,588,201

$152,700

New York

15,584,974

$1,498,300

North Carolina

7,752,234

$745,300

North Dakota

583,001

$96,100

Ohio

8,984,946

$863,800

Oklahoma

2,950,017

$283,600

Oregon

3,166,121

$304,400

Pennsylvania

10,112,229

$972,200

Rhode Island

845,254

$96,100

South Carolina

3,804,558

$365,800

State

Voting Age Population

Expenditure Limit

South Dakota

647,145

$96,100

Tennessee

5,102,688

$490,600

Texas

20,257,343

$1,947,600

Utah

2,083,423

$200,300

Vermont

506,119

$96,100

Virginia

6,512,571

$626,100

Washington

5,558,509

$534,400

West Virginia

1,464,532 $140,800

Wisconsin

4,476,711

$430,400

Wyoming

447,212

$96,100

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