Summary of the 1998 Washington State Elections
Publication Date: October 2000
Publisher(s): National Institute on Money in State Politics (U.S.)
Author(s): Lucy Vohs
Two Senate candidates and 26 House candidates did not file reports or raised no money. Of those, 13 were Democratic candidates, 10 were Republican and five were third party-candidates. Without these candidates, the average amount raised per Senate candidate increases to $76,175, while the average raised per House candidate was $40,693. All Democratic Senate candidates filed reports. If the Republican Senate candidates who raised no money are removed, the average amount raised by Republican Senate candidates increases to $98,107. Removing House candidates who did not file or raised no money increases the average amount raised by Democratic House candidates to $38,664 and the average raised by Republican House candidates to $45,201. The average dollars raised by third-party candidates in the House increases to $4,185 if candidates who did not file reports or raised no money are removed.