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Summary of the 1998 Washington State Elections

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Publication Date: October 2000

Publisher(s): National Institute on Money in State Politics (U.S.)

Author(s): Lucy Vohs

Topic: Politics (Campaigns, lobbying, and pressure groups)

Type: Report

Coverage: Washington


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.