DATA RELEASE: One Year Out from November 2016, California State-Level Candidates and Ballot Measures Have Raised Over $43M


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November 9, 2015 -- As a number of local elections unfolded last week, money continued to flow to the state-level candidates and measures that will appear on California’s 2016 and future ballots. One year out from November 2016, California state-level candidates and ballot measures have raised $43.6 million since the beginning of the 2015-2016 election cycle.

  • Candidates for state-level office in California have raised $35.5 million between January 1, 2015 and November 5, 2015. State-level candidates include those running for the California Senate, Assembly, Governor, and other statewide offices. The top 5 candidate-controlled campaign committees that have raised the most money for upcoming elections are:

  • Committees supporting or opposing measures* on the November 2016 ballot have raised $8.1 million between January 1, 2015 and November 5, 2015. The ballot measures affected are:

To further explore state-level contributions data, use MapLight’s Power Search, hosted by the California Secretary of State. More information on the tool can be found here.

* Only includes measures that have qualified for the ballot as of November 3, 2015.

Methodology: MapLight analysis of contributions to candidate-controlled campaign committees for state office and statewide ballot measure committees for the 2015-2016 election cycle. All numbers are based on latest data made available by the California Secretary of State as of November 5, 2015.

MapLight is a 501(c)(3) research organization that tracks money's influence on politics.

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