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Analysis of Campaign Finances of Ohio's 1998 Elections

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Publication Date: October 2000

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

Author(s): Denise Roth Barber

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

Type: Report

Coverage: Ohio


Eight statewide races attracted a total of $33.7 million, or $1.6 million per candidate. As is typical, most of the statewide money went to the gubernatorial races, which raised more than all other statewide races combined. Overall, the 252 House races raised more money than the 50 Senate races, but the average raised per Senate race was twice as high as the House average (see table above). The 302 legislative races combined still collected less money than did the gubernatorial candidates.