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Presidential Spending Limits for 2012

As one of the conditions for receiving public funding, Presidential candidates must agree to abide by certain spending limitations. The limits applicable to publicly funded candidates running in 2012 are listed below.

For additional information on the public funding program, please consult our brochure Public Funding of Presidential Elections.

General Election Limit: $91.2 million

Overall Primary Limit: $45.6 million

State-by-State Primary Limits:

State

Voting Age
Population

Expenditure
Limitation
Alabama
3,675,597
$2,682,900
Alaska
534,277
$912,400
Arizona
4,857,391
$3,545,600
Arkansas
2,227,505
$1,625,900
California
28,419,933
$20,744,600
Colorado
3,886,708
$2,837,000
Connecticut
2,777,395
$2,027,300
Delaware
702,467
$912,400
DC
512,662
$912,400
Florida
15,063,111
$10,995,000
Georgia
7,325,352
$5,347,000
Hawaii
1,070,206
$912,400
Idaho
1,156,869
$912,400
Illinois
9,771,132
$7,132,300
Indiana
4,919,319
$3,590,800
Iowa
2,337,939
$1,706,500
Kansas
2,147,316
$1,567,400
Kentucky
3,348,401
$2,444,100
Louisiana
3,456,640
$2,523,100
Maine
1,058,970
$912,400
Maryland
4,481,654
$3,271,300
Massachusetts
5,182,521
$3,782,900
Michigan
7,580,375
$5,533,200
Minnesota
4,067,335
$2,968,900
Mississippi
2,228,273
$1,626,500
Missouri
4,598,567
$3,356,600
Montana
775,845
$912,400
Nebraska
1,382,576
$1,009,200
Nevada
2,059,547
$1,503,300
New Hampshire
1,038,210
$912,400
New Jersey
6,778,345
$4,947,700
New Mexico
1,562,805
$1,140,700
New York
15,179,189
$11,079,800
North Carolina
7,368,808
$5,378,700
North Dakota
532,776
$912,400
Ohio
8,851,859
$6,461,200
Oklahoma
2,855,349
$2,084,200
Oregon
3,008,092
$2,195,700
Pennsylvania
9,981,727
$7,286,000
Rhode Island
831,766
$912,400
South Carolina
3,598,675
$2,626,800
South Dakota
620,926
$912,400
Tennessee
4,911,217
$3,584,900
Texas
18,713,943
$13,659,900
Utah
1,936,913
$1,413,800
Vermont
500,413
$912,400
Virginia
6,243,058
$4,557,000
Washington
5,248,281
$3,830,900
West Virginia
1,470,570
$1,073,400
Wisconsin
4,385,559
$3,201,200
Wyoming
433,221
$912,400
U.S. Territories
Amercian Samoa
n/a
$912,400
Guam
n/a
$912,400
Northern Mariana Islands
n/a
$912,400
Puerto Rico
n/a
$912,400
Virgin Islands
n/a
$912,400

* No population figures are given for the U.S. Territories. The minimum amount is assumed.

 

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