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What’s the Cost of a Seat in the California State Legislature?

Sarang Shah | May 05, 2015

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June 24, 2015 -- It costs a lot of money to win a seat in the California State Legislature, but how much exactly? MapLight analyzed the money raised by winners of the 2014 general election in California.

Data:

    • Assembly members raised, on average, $837,391 in total for their campaigns, or $1,147 per day during the 2014 cycle. Tweet: CA Assembly members raised $837,391 on average for their campaigns ($1,147 per day) during the 2014 cycle. http://bit.ly/1RwL98b @MapLight
    • State senators raised, on average, $1,110,604 in total for their campaigns, or $1,521 per day during the 2014 cycle. Tweet: CA State Senators raised $1,110,604 on average for their campaigns ($1,521 per day) during the 2014 cycle. http://bit.ly/1RwL98b @MapLight

Methodology: MapLight analysis of campaign contributions to the candidate controlled committees associated with candidacies for the state legislature on California's 2014 general election ballot from January 1, 2013 - December 31, 2014. All numbers are based on latest data made available by the California Secretary of State as of May 26, 2015. Data source for median home value and household income: U.S. Census Bureau.

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