Independent Expenditures

Report: New Tool Reveals $80M in Independent Expenditures Spent in California's 2014 Election



September 29, 2015 -- Independent expenditures played a significant role in last year's election in California, but what exactly are they? An independent expenditure is an expenditure for a communication that advocates the election or defeat of a candidate, but which is not made in coordination with the affected candidate.

How much money was spent on independent expenditures in California during the 2014 election cycle?