From the FEC Web Site: 2011-2012 Campaign Cycle Contribution Limits

Feb 3, 2011 - The FEC announced new contribution limits for the 2011-2012 election cycle.

 

FEC ANNOUNCES 2011-2012 CAMPAIGN CYCLE CONTRIBUTION LIMITS

WASHINGTON – The Federal Election Commission today announced updated contribution limits that have been indexed for inflation and are effective for federal elections in 2011-2012.

During the current, two-year election cycle, individuals may contribute up to $2,500 per election to federal candidates for President, the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives and up to $30,800 per year to national party committees. An individual’s total contribution to all federal campaigns, parties and other political committees combined may not exceed $117,000 between Jan.1, 2011 and Dec. 31, 2012.The following table lists all of the contribution limits for 2011-2012.

Contribution Limits for 2011-2012

Individual may give

To each candidate or candidate committee per election

To national party committee per calendar year

To state, district & local party committee per calendar year

To any other political committee per calendar year (1)

Special Limits

$2,500*

$30,800*

$10,000
(combined limit)

$5,000

$117,000* overall biennial limit:

  • $46,200* to all candidates
  • $70,800* to all PACs & parties (2)

National Party Committee may give

$5,000

No Limit

No Limit

$5,000

$43,100* to Senate Candidates per campaign (3)

State, District & Local Party Committee
may give

$5,000
(combined limit)

No Limit

No Limit

$5,000
(combined limit)

No Limit

PAC (multicandidate) (4) may give

$5,000

$15,000

$5,000
(combined limit)

$5,000

No Limit

PAC (not multicandidate) may give

$2,500*

$30,800*

$5,000
(combined limit)

$5,000

No Limit

Authorized Campaign Committee may give

$2,000 (5)

No Limit

No Limit

$5,000

No Limit