As detailed in the tables below, the 2016 coordinated party expenditure limits are now available. They are:
- $23,821,100 for Presidential nominees;
- A range from $96,100 to $2,886,500 for Senate nominees, depending on each state’s voting age population;
- $96,100 for House nominees in states with only one representative; and
- $48,100 for House nominees in all other states.
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||
|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.
|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||
|$20,000 x COLA 3|
|House Nominee in Other States||
|$10,000 x COLA 3|
|Nominee for Delegate or Resident Commissioner 4||
|$10,000 x COLA 3|
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.
|New Mexico - South Carolina
South Dakota - Wyoming