Debt Consolidation

California Common Cause Index

Posted on: June 11, 2008
Written by: UWSA Staff
Amount of money raised by 1994 California legislative and statewide candidates: $196 million

Amount raised by gubernatorial candidates Pete Wilson and Kathleen Brown: $50.2 million

Amount of money raised by legislative candidates in 1994: $78.4 million

Amount raised by legislative candidates in 1990, when contribution limits were in effect: $52 million

Percentage increase in legislative fundraising since contribution limits were rescinded: 51

Percentage of legislative races in which the candidate who raised the most money won: 92

Number of the 100 legislative races where total fundraising exceeded $1 million: 18

Median amount of money raised by winning Senate candidates: $676,000

Median amount raised by Senate incumbents: $831,000

Median amount raised by Senate challengers to incumbents: $32,300

Percentage by which Senate fundraising increased in 1994, compared to 1992: 113

Median amount raised by winning Assembly candidates: $299,000

Median amount raised by Assembly candidates who won in "open seat" races: $289,000

Median amount of money raised by Assembly incumbents who sought re-election: $306,000

Median amount raised by Assembly challengers to incumbents: $10,400

Amount of money raised by 1994 legislative candidates in 1993: $13.4 million

Percentage of total 1993 funds that were raised by legislative incumbents: 93

Percentage raised by challengers: 3

Percentage raised by open seat candidates: 5

Ratio by which legislative incumbents outraised challengers: 5 to 1

Percentage of legislative incumbents who sought re-election and won: 90

Number of the 7 legislative incumbents defeated in the General election who were Democrats: 6

Number of the 79 legislative incumbents who did not have a Primary election challenger: 61

Total amount of 1994 campaign debts reported by legislative and statewide candidates: $15.9 million

Percentage increase in campaign debts between 1990 and 1994: 82

(Our apologies to Harper's)