Gubernatorial Public Financing Overview
 
NOTE: Every four years, the Commission is required by law to conduct a study of the impact of inflation on election costs and make adjustments to the Campaign Reporting Act that affect certain thresholds and limits. These adjustments usually become effective in December the year before the gubernatorial elections. See Cost Index Reports.
Election Public Funds
Cap Per Candidate
Expenditure
Limit
Number of Candidates Receiving Public Funds Distributed
Public Funds Maximum Public Funds
2009 Primary $3,100,000.00 $5,000,000.00 2 1 $5,809,978.46
2009 General $7,300,000.00 $10,900,000.00 2 1 $8,418,866.04
2009 Totals 4 2 $14,228,844.50
 
2005 Primary $2,700,000.00 $4,400,000.00 6 - $6,488,677.90
2005 General $6,400,000.00 $9,600,000.00 1 - $431,850.00
2005 Totals 7 0 $6,920,527.90
 
2001 Primary $3,700,000.00 $5,900,000.00 3 3 $11,100,000.00
2001 General $5,600,000.00 $8,400,000.00 2 2 $11,200,000.00
2001 Totals 5 5 $22,300,000.00
 
1997 Primary $1,860,000.00 $3,100,000.00 4 3 $6,638,216.00
1997 General $4,600,000.00 $6,900,000.00 3 2 $9,789,134.02
1997 Totals 7 5 $16,427,350.02
 
1993 Primary $1,600,000.00 $2,600,000.00 4 3 $5,632,211.24
1993 General $3,900,000.00 $5,900,000.00 2 2 $7,800,000.00
1993 Totals 6 5 $13,432,211.24
 
1989 Primary $1,350,000.00 $2,200,000.00 8 5 $8,658,782.60
1989 General $3,300,000.00 $5,000,000.00 2 2 $6,600,000.00
1989 Totals 10 7 $15,258,782.60
 
1985 Primary $643,572.40 $1,126,251.70 6 4 $3,620,835.68
1985 General $1,287,144.80 $2,252,503.40 2 1 $2,568,227.98
1985 Totals 8 5 $6,189,063.66
 
1981 Primary $599,975.80 $1,049,957.65 16 5 $6,373,659.18
1981 General $1,199,951.60 $2,099,915.30 2 2 $2,399,903.20
1981 Totals 18 7 $8,773,562.48
 
1977 General No Limit $1,518,575.50 2 - $2,070,816.00
 
TOTAL 67 36 $105,601,158.30
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