Publication Date: June 2009
Publisher: National Institute on Money in State Politics (U.S.)
Author(s): Tyler Evilsizer
Research Area: Politics
Keywords: campaign donations; elections
Contributions to 2008 state-level political campaigns in Oregon totaled $55 million, down 11 percent from the $62 million raised in 2004, the last comparable election. Measures on the ballot in 2008 attracted $13 million less than those in 2004, accounting for the difference in the totals raised during the two elections. Candidates actually raised 29 percent more, while political parties raised about the same amount of money.