CHART 2-A:  CONTRIBUTION AND SOLICITATION LIMITATIONS

 

 

STATE

 

INDIVIDUALS

 

CANDIDATES AND FAMILY

 

CONTRIBUTIONS TO POLITICAL PARTIES

 

CORPORATIONS

 

LABOR UNIONS

 

PACS

 

REGULATED INDUSTRIES

 

LEGISLATIVE SESSIONS

 

Alabama

 

Unlimited

 

Unlimited

 

Individual: unlimited

 PAC: unlimited

Corporation: $500 per election to any party

 Union: unlimited

 Nat’l Party Cte: unlimited

 

 

Limited to $500 to any candidate, political committee, or political party per election

 

Unlimited

 

Unlimited

 

Public utility regulated by Public Service Commission may only contribute through a PAC

 Special restrictions on soliciting lobbyists

 

Solicitations by/ contributions to state office candidates are  prohibited during legislative sessions (except loans by candidates to their principal campaign committee)

 

Alaska

 

Limited to $500 per office per year

 

Candidate: unlimited, except must not exceed $5,000 within 33 days before election; caps also exist on how much a candidate may repay personal loans

 Family:  limited to $500 per office per year

 

Individual: limited to aggregate of $5,000 per year to a party

 PAC: limited to aggregate of $1,000 per year to a party

 Corporation and other business entities: prohibited

 Union: prohibited

 Nat’l Party Cte: must be state group

 

Prohibited

 

Prohibited

 

Limited to $1,000 per candidate per year

 

Prohibited

 

 

 

 

State legislators  may not solicit nor accept contributions during legislative sessions under certain conditions

 

American
 
Samoa

 

Limited to no more than $100 in aggregate to a candidate, committee, or party

 

Limited to no more than $100 in aggregate to a candidate, committee, or party

 

Individuals: Limited to no more than $100 in aggregate

 Corporations, partnerships, joint ventures, businesses, and organizations: Limited to no more than $250 in aggregate

 

Limited to no more than $250 in aggregate to a candidate, committee, or party

 

Limited to no more than $250 in aggregate to a candidate, committee, or party

 

Limited to no more than $250 in aggregate to a candidate, committee, or party

 

Limited to no more than $250 in aggregate to a candidate, committee, or party

 

No restriction

 

Arizona

 

Limited to $700 per statewide candidate; $270 for legislative candidates, and $340 for other offices; and maximum of $3,230 in total contributions per calendar year; also $3,230 annually to committees that give to candidates

 

Candidate: unlimited, but may trigger new limits for opponent

 $1,060 for clean elections candidates for all offices but legislature, which is $530

 Family:
Certain family members may contribute under candidate’s unlimited aegis, but not for clean elections candidates

 

Individual: unlimited

 PAC: unlimited

 Corporation: prohibited

 Union: prohibited

 Nat’l Party Cte: unlimited

 

 

Prohibited

 

Prohibited

 

Limited to $700 per statewide candidate; $270 for legislative candidates, and $340 for other offices;

combined total for all PACs is $8,640for local committees, $6,910 for legislative committees, and $69,120 for statewide committees.

 Committees certified to give at the upper limits are limited to $3,460 statewide, $1,380 legislative, and $1,730 local.

 

Prohibited

 

Lobbyists and their employers may not contribute or
promise to contribute to (or solicit contributions for) a legislator or candidate for legislature when legislature is in regular session, or with respect to the governor when such legislation awaits executive approval/veto.

 

Arkansas

 

Limited to $1,000 per candidate per election (if candidate is opposed)

 

Candidate: unlimited

 Family:
Limited to $1,000 per candidate per election (if candidate is opposed)

 

Individual: unlimited

 PAC: unlimited

 Corporation: unlimited

 Union: unlimited

 Nat’l Party Cte: unlimited

 Candidate Committee:  generally not permitted

 

 

Limited to $1,000 per candidate per election (if candidate is opposed)

 

Limited to $1,000 per candidate per election (if candidate is opposed)

 

Limited to $1,000 per candidate per election from approved political action committee (if candidate is opposed)

 

Limited to $1,000 per candidate per election (if candidate is opposed)

 

Session contribution ban found unconstitutional

 

California

 

Per election limits:            

 $ 3,000 - Legislature

$ 5,000 - Lt. Gov, Att’y Gen’l., Insurance Comm’r, Controller, Sec’y of State, Treasurer, Sup’t of Public Instruction, Board of Equalization

                                                                                 $20,000 - Governor

 The limits are in effect for Legislative candidates on January 1, 2001; for statewide and gubernatorial candidates on November  6, 2002.

 Certain jurisdictions have local limits on contributions to candidates.

 

Candidate:
unlimited; a state candidate may not have loans to his or her own campaign of more than $100,000 outstanding at any one time

 Family:
Per election limits:

$ 3,000 - Legislature

$ 5,000 - Lt. Gov, Att’y Gen’l., Insurance Comm’r, Controller, Sec’y of State, Treasurer, Sup’t of Public Instruction, Board of Equalization

                                                                        $20,000 - Governor

 The limits are in effect for Legislative candidates on January 1, 2001; for statewide and gubernatorial candidates on November  6, 2002.

 Certain jurisdictions have local limits on contributions to candidates.

 

Individual, PAC, Corporation, Union,

Nat’l Party Cte: Limit of $25,000 per calendar year for purpose of making contributions for the support or defeat of candidates for elective state office.  No
limit on contributions to political parties for purposes other than making contributions to state candidates.

 

 

Per election limits on contributions from small contributor committees:

 $ 6,000 - Legislature

                                                                            $10,000 -  Lt. Gov, Att’y Gen’l., Insurance Comm’r, Controller, Sec’y of State, Treasurer, Sup’t of Public Instruction, Board of Equalization

                                                                              $20,000 - Governor

 Certain jurisdictions have local limits on contributions to candidates.

 

Per election limits on contributions from small contributor committees:

                                        $ 6,000 - Legislature

                                                                            $10,000 -  Lt. Gov, Att’y Gen’l., Insurance Comm’r, Controller, Sec’y of State, Treasurer, Sup’t of Public Instruction, Board of Equalization

                                                                              $20,000 - Governor

Certain jurisdictions have local limits on contributions to candidates.

 

Per election limits on contributions from small contributor committees:

                                            $ 6,000 - Legislature

                                                                            $10,000 -  Lt. Gov, Att’y Gen’l., Insurance Comm’r, Controller, Sec’y of State, Treasurer, Sup’t of Public Instruction, Board of Equalization

                                                                                 $20,000 - Governor

 Certain jurisdictions have local limits on contributions to candidates.

 

Those seeking special privileges from a state officer subject to special  restrictions.

            Lobbyists may not contribute to state officer or candidate for the office lobbyist is registered to lobby

 Certain jurisdictions have local limits on contributions to candidates.

 

No restriction

 

Colorado

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Limited , per election cycle, to:

 $5,000 for  governor;

 $2,500 for lt.  governor, secretary of state, state treasurer, and attorney general

 $2,500 for state senators and district attorneys;

 $1,500 for State Board of Education

 $1,000 for Board of Regents;

 $1,000 for state representatives

 

Limited , per election cycle, to:

 $5,000 for  governor;

 $2,500 for lt.  governor, secretary of state, state treasurer, and attorney general

 $2,500 for state senators and district attorneys;

 $1,500 for State Board of Education

 $1,000 for Board of Regents;

 $1,000 for state representatives

 

Individual: limited to aggregate of $25,000 per year to party

 PAC: limited to aggregate of $25,000 per year to party

 Corporation: limited to aggregate of $25,000 per year to party

 Union: limited to aggregate of $25,000 per year to party

 Nat’l Party Cte: limited to aggregate of $25,000 per year to party

 

 

Limited , per election cycle, to:

 $5,000 for  governor;

 $2,500 for lt.  governor, secretary of state, state treasurer, and attorney general

 $2,500 for state senators and district attorneys;

 $1,500 for State Board of Education

 $1,000 for Board of Regents;

 $1,000 for state representatives

 

Limited , per election cycle, to:

 $5,000 for  governor;

 $2,500 for lt.  governor, secretary of state, state treasurer, and attorney general

 $2,500 for state senators and district attorneys;

 $1,500 for State Board of Education

 $1,000 for Board of Regents;

 $1,000 for state representatives

 

Limited , per election cycle, to:

 $5,000 for  governor;

 $2,500 for lt.  governor, secretary of state, state treasurer, and attorney general

 $2,500 for state senators and district attorneys;

 $1,500 for State Board of Education

 $1,000 for Board of Regents;

 $1,000 for state representatives

 

Limited , per election cycle, to:

 $5,000 for  governor;

 $2,500 for lt.  governor, secretary of state, state treasurer, and attorney general

 $2,500 for state senators and district attorneys;

 $1,500 for State Board of Education

 $1,000 for Board of Regents;

 $1,000 for state representatives

 

Lobbyists and their principals may not either contribute to or solicit funds for a candidate for legislature or governor while legislature is in regular session (and, in the case of candidates for governor, while a measure is pending before the governor)

 

Connecticut

 

Limited to aggregate of $15,000 per election, and $2,500 for governor; $1,500 for other statewide office; $1,000 for local chief executive; $500 for state senate, or probate judge; $250 for state representative or other local offices; and $5,000 per year to state party

 

Candidates: unlimited

 Family:
limited to aggregate of $15,000 per election, and $2,500 for governor; $1,500 for other statewide office; $1,000 for local chief executive; $500 for state senate, or probate judge; $250 for state representative or other local offices; and $5,000 per year to state party

 

Individual: limited to aggregate of $5,000 per year to party state central committee; $1,000 per year to party town committee

 PAC: no limits for business PAC and PAC formed by 2 or more individuals; PACs formed by organizations subject to limits of $5,000 per year to state central committee; $1,000 to a town committee.

 Corporation: prohibited

 Union: prohibited

 Nat’l Party Cte: unlimited

 

 

Prohibited

 

Prohibited

 

Corporate PAC: limited to aggregate of $100,000/election and twice individual limits per candidate

 Labor PAC: limited to aggregate of $50,000 per election and same limits per candidate as individuals

 

Prohibited

 

Lobbyists and lobbyist PACs prohibited from contributing to legislative candidates, legislative PACs, and state constitutional officers

 

Delaware

 

Limited to $1,200 per statewide candidate per election, and $600 per non-statewide candidate per election

 

Limited to $1,200 per statewide candidate per election, and $600 per non-statewide candidate per election

 

Individual: limited to $20,000 per 2-year election cycle to party

 PAC: limited to $20,000 per 2-year election cycle to party

 Corporation: limited to $20,000 per 2-year election cycle to party

 Union: limited to $20,000 per 2-year election cycle to party

 Nat’l Party Cte: unlimited

 

 

Limited to $1,200 per statewide candidate per election, and $600 per non-statewide candidate per election

 

Limited to $1,200 per statewide candidate per election, and $600 per non-statewide candidate per election

 

Limited to $1,200 per statewide candidate per election, and $600 per non-statewide candidate per election

 

Limited to $1,200 per statewide candidate per election, and $600 per non-statewide candidate per election

 

No restriction

 

District of Columbia

 

Limited to an aggregate of $8,500 per election and $2,000 for mayor; $1,500 for council chair or councilmember at-large; $500 for council-member from a district or board of education member at-large; $200 for board of education member from a district or party official; and $25 for a neighborhood advisory committee member

 

Limited to an aggregate of $8,500 per election and $2,000 for mayor; $1,500 for council chair or councilmember at-large; $500 for council-member from a district or board of education member at-large; $200 for board of education member from a district or party official; and $25 for a neighborhood advisory committee member

 

Individual: limited to $5,000 per election

 PAC: limited to $5,000 per election

 Corporation: limited to $5,000 per election

 Union: limited to $5,000 per election

 Nat’l Party Cte: limited to $5,000 per election

 

 

Limited to an aggregate of $8,500 per election and $2,000 for mayor; $1,500 for council chair or councilmember at-large; $500 for council-member from a district or board of education member at-large; $200 for board of education member from a district or party official; and $25 for a neighborhood advisory committee member

 

Limited to an aggregate of $8,500 per election and $2,000 for mayor; $1,500 for council chair or councilmember at-large; $500 for council-member from a district or board of education member at-large; $200 for board of education member from a district or party official; and $25 for a neighborhood advisory committee member

 

Limited to an aggregate of $8,500 per election and $2,000 for mayor; $1,500 for council chair or councilmember at-large; $500 for council-member from a district or board of education member at-large; $200 for board of education member from a district or party official; and $25 for a neighborhood advisory committee member

 

Prohibited for life insurance companies.

 Others limited to an aggregate of $8,500 per election and $2,000 for mayor; $1,500 for council chair or councilmember at-large; $500 for council-member from a district or board of education member at-large; $200 for board of education member from a district or party official; and $25 for a neighborhood advisory committee member

 

No restriction

 

Florida

 

Limited to $500 per candidate per election

 Unemancipated child under 18 limited to $100 per candidate per election

 Some restrictions on judges and judicial personnel

 

 

 

Candidates:

unlimited, except candidates accepting public financing are limited to $25,000 to their own campaigns.

 Some restrictions on candidates for judge.

 Family:
each family member limited to $500 per candidate per election

 

Individual: unlimited

 PAC: unlimited

 Corporation: unlimited

 Union: unlimited

 Nat’l Party Cte: unlimited

 

 

Limited to $500 per candidate per election

 

Limited to $500 per candidate per election

 

Limited to $500 per candidate per election

 

Limited to $500 per candidate.

 Investment and law firms and their officers, directors, and employees making contributions or  fundraising for gubernatorial or cabinet candidates can’t compete for business from Florida Housing Finance Agency or  State Bd. of Administration.

 Food outlets and convenience stores cannot solicit or make contributions of more than $100 to a candidate for comm’r of agriculture, and certain officials and employees of that office may not solicit contributions. Similar restrictions apply to the Treasurer and candidates for Treasurer and Treasurer office employees with respect to insurer and affiliated contributions, and Comptroller and  candidates for Comptroller and Comptroller  office employees with respect to those licensed or authorized to do business by the comptroller (or applying for the same) and affiliated contributions.

 

Prohibited by House and Senate rule for legislators

 

Georgia

 

Limited to $5,000 in the aggregate to statewide candidates in a general election, and $3,000 in the aggregate in a primary election

 Limited to $2,000 in the aggregate to general assembly and other candidates in a general election, and $2,000 in the aggregate in a primary election

 

Candidate: unlimited

 Spouse and children: unlimited

 Other family members: same as individual limits

 

Individual: unlimited

 PAC: unlimited

 Corporation: unlimited

 Union: unlimited

 Nat’l Party Cte: unlimited

 

 

Limited to $5,000 in the aggregate to statewide candidates in a general election, and $3,000 in the aggregate in a primary election

 Limited to $2,000 in the aggregate to general assembly and other candidates in a general election, and $2,000 in the aggregate in a primary election

 

Limited to $5,000 in the aggregate to statewide candidates in a general election, and $3,000 in the aggregate in a primary election

 Limited to $2,000 in the aggregate to general assembly and other candidates in a general election, and $2,000 in the aggregate in a primary election

 

Limited to $5,000 in the aggregate to statewide candidates in a general election, and $3,000 in the aggregate in a primary election

 Limited to $2,000 in the aggregate to general assembly and other candidates in a general election, and $2,000 in the aggregate in a primary election

 

Certain public utilities regulated by Public Service Commission may not contribute.

 Regulated industries may not contribute to candidates nor public officers for the office regulating the entity.

 

Prohibited for statewide office candidates and members of the general assembly.

 

Guam

 

Limited to no more than $1,000 in any calendar year to any one candidate in a primary election and then again in any general election

 

Limited to no more than $1,000 in any calendar year to any one candidate in a primary election and then again in any general election

 

Individual: No specific limits

 Corporation: limited to $1,000

 Others: Apparently proscribed by law

 

Limited to no more than $1,000 per candidate or political party, with a per event limit applicable

 

Prohibited

 

Limited to no more than $1,000 per candidate or political party

 

Banks may not contribute

 

No restriction

 

Hawaii

 

Limited to $2,000 for two-year offices; $4,000 for four-year offices; $6,000 for statewide offices in an election period; $50,000 to a political party; $1,000 to a noncandidate committee; no limit to ballot issue committees

 

Limited to $50,000, including the candidate’s family, in any election period. This figure includes loans from the candidate’s immediate family members to the candidate.

 

Individual: limited to $50,000 in any election year

 PAC: limited to $50,000 in any election year

 Corporation: limited to $50,000 in any election year

 Union: limited to $50,000 in any election year

 Nat’l Party Cte: limited to $50,000 in any election year

 

Limited to $1,000 in any election period; no limit to ballot issue committees

 

Limited to $1,000 in any election period; no limit to ballot issue committees

 

Limited to $2,000 for two-year offices; $4,000 for four-year offices; $6,000 for statewide offices in any election period; $1,000 to a noncandidate committee; no limit to ballot issue committees

 

Limited to $2,000  for two-year offices; $4,000 for four-year offices; $6,000 for statewide offices in any election period; $1,000 to a noncandidate committee; no limit to ballot issue committees

 Certain state contractors required to file special statements of contributions

 Some restrictions on corporations with foreign ties

 

No restriction

 

Idaho

 

Limited to $5,000 each for a candidate in a primary or general election, or $1,000 each for other candidates per election

 

Candidates unlimited

 Family limited to $5,000 each for a candidate in a primary or general election, or $1,000 each for other candidates per election

 

Individual: unlimited

 PAC: unlimited

 Corporation: unlimited

 Union: unlimited

Nat’l Party Cte: unlimited

 

 

Limited to $5,000 each for a candidate in a primary or general election, or $1,000 each for other candidates per election

 

Limited to $5,000 each for a candidate in a primary or general election, or $1,000 each for other candidates per election unlimited

 

Limited to $5,000 each for a candidate in a primary or general election, or $1,000 each for other candidates per election

 

Limited to $5,000 each for a candidate in a primary or general election, or $1,000 each for other candidates per election

 

No restriction

 

Illinois

 

Unlimited; but generally prohibited for judicial candidates and judicial employees

 

Unlimited; but generally prohibited for judicial candidates and judicial employees

 

 

 

Unlimited

 

Unlimited

 

Unlimited

 

Unlimited

 

Fundraising for executive branch officers, candidates for those offices, legislators, aor candidates for the legislature generally may not take place within 50 miles of Springfield during the last 90 days of the proposed close of a legislative session on a day when the legislature is in session

 

Indiana

 

Unlimited, except foreign nationals may not contribute to public question campaigns

 

Unlimited

 

Individual: unlimited

 PAC: unlimited

 Corporation: limited to aggregate of $5,000 per year to all state party committees and aggregate of $2,000 per year to all other party committees

 Union: limited to aggregate of $5,000 per year to all state party committees and aggregate of $2,000 per year to all other party committees

 Nat’l Party Cte: unlimited

 

 

Limited to aggregates of $5,000 for statewide candidates; $5,000 for state party central committees; $6,000 for other offices; $4,000 for state legislative caucuses; and $2,000 for other party committees

 

Limited to aggregates of $5,000 for statewide candidates; $5,000 for state party central committees; $6,000 for other offices; $4,000 for state legislative caucuses; and $2,000 for other party committees

 

Unlimited

 

No contributions to state candidates by major lottery vendors or by persons (individuals and entities) holding certain riverboat gaming, parimutuel horse racing, and related suppliers licenses.

 Limited to aggregates of $5,000 for statewide candidates; $5,000 for state party central committees; $6,000 for other offices; $4,000 for state legislative caucuses; and $2,000 for other party committees

 

A member of or candidate for the General Assembly may not solicit or accept campaign contributions, or conduct other fundraising activities during the period beginning when the General Assembly convenes in January of each odd-numbered year through that session’s sine die  adjournment.

 House legislative caucus party committee may not intentionally solicit contributions from a lobbyist or PAC from day before through day after Organization Day, or from first day in January through the adjournment of  regular General Assembly session.

 

Iowa

 

Unlimited

 

Unlimited

 

Individual: unlimited

 PAC: unlimited

 Corporation: prohibited

 Union: unlimited

 Nat’l Party Cte: unlimited

 

 

Prohibited

 

Unlimited if through a union PAC; up to $500 per calendar year if there is no PAC.

 

Unlimited

 

Prohibited for banks, insurance companies, savings & loans, and credit unions, statewide notification center, and for not-for-profit organizations involved in riverboat gambling

 

Generally prohibited for legislators and statewide officials and candidates from lobbyists and PACs except in special elections during regular sessions only.

 

Kansas

 

Limited to $2,000 per statewide candidate per election; $1,000 per election for senate seats; $500 per election for house seats,  local office, district judge, district magistrate judge, district attorney, and state school board

 

Candidate: unlimited

 Family:
limited to $2,000 per statewide candidate per election; $1,000 per election for senate seats; $500 per election for house seats and local office, district judge, district magistrate judge, district attorney, and state school board

 

Individual: limited to $15,000 per year to a state party committee; $5,000 per year to any other party committee

 PAC: limited to $5,000 per year to any party committee

 Corporation: limited to $15,000 per year to a state party committee; $5,000 per year to any other party committee

 Union: limited to $15,000 per year to a state party committee; $5,000 per year to any other party committee

 Nat’l Party Cte: limited to $25,000 per year to a state party committee; $10,000 per year to any other party committee

 

 

Limited to $2,000 per statewide candidate per election; $1,000 per election for senate seats; $500 per election for house seats, local office, district judge, district magistrate judge, district attorney, and state school board

 

Limited to $2,000 per statewide candidate per election; $1,000 per election for senate seats; $500 per election for house seats, local office, district judge, district magistrate judge, district attorney, and state school board

 

Limited to $2,000 per statewide candidate per election; $1,000 per election for senate seats; $500 per election for house seats, local office, district judge, district magistrate judge, district attorney, and state school board

 

Limited to $2,000 per statewide candidate per election; $1,000 per election for senate seats; $500 per election for house seats, local office, district judge, district magistrate judge, district attorney, and state school board

 

Lobbyists, political committees, and any person other than an individual may not contribute to a legislator or a candidate for legislature, or statewide officeholder or candidate for statewide office or their committees between January 1 and adjournment sine die of the legislature each year, and any other time the legislature is in session, nor may such contributions be accepted.

 

Kentucky

 

Limited to $1,000 per candidate per election (lower limits for school board), $1,000 to a political issues committee, $1,500 to PAC, and $2,500 to all state/local political parties

 Minors limited to $100

 No more than $1,500 in total contributions to all permanent committees and contributing organizations in any year (but unlimited to inaugural committees)

 

Candidates: direct contributions are unlimited

 Loans are limited to $50,000 per joint slate for governor and lt. governor; $25,000 per statewide candidate; and $10,000 for other candidates

 Family:
limited to $1,000 per candidate per election

 Minors limited to $100

 

Individual: limited to aggregate of $2,500 per year to a state party executive committee and its subdivisions/ affiliates

 PAC: limited to aggregate of $2,500 per year to a state party executive committee and its subdivisions/ affiliates

 Corporation: prohibited

 Union: limited to aggregate of $2,500 per year to a state party executive committee and its subdivisions/ affiliates

 Nat’l Party Cte: unlimited, but transfers must be bereft of corporate funds

 

 

Prohibited

 

Limited to $1,000 per candidate per election

 

Limited to $1,000 per candidate per election

 

Prohibited

 No contributions in violation of law  by major lottery vendors and lottery auditors

 

Lobbyists may not make contributions to, nor serve as fundraisers for, candidates for the General Assembly

 

Louisiana

 

Limited to $5,000 for major office candidates, $2,500 for district office candidates, and $1,000 for any other offices, per candidate, per election.

 During any 4-year period, may not contribute more than $100,000 to any political committee other than a candidate committee.

 

Candidate: unlimited

 Family:

limited to $5,000 for major office candidates, $2,500 for district office candidates, and $1,000 for any other offices, per candidate, per election.

 During any 4-year period, may not contribute more than  $100,000 to any political committee other than a candidate committee.

 

Individual: limited to aggregate of $100,000 per four years to a party committee or its subsidiaries

 PAC: limited to aggregate of $100,000 per four years to a party committee or its subsidiaries

 Corporation: limited to aggregate of $100,000 per four years to a party committee or its subsidiaries

 Union: limited to aggregate of $100,000 per four years to a party committee or its subsidiaries

 Nat’l Party Cte: unlimited

 

 

Limited to $5,000 for major office candidates, $2,500 for district office candidates, and $1,000 for any other offices, per candidate, per election.

 During any 4-year period, may not contribute more than $100,000 to any political committee other than a candidate committee.

 

Limited to $5,000 for major office candidates, $2,500 for district office candidates, and $1,000 for any other offices, per candidate, per election.

 During any 4-year period, may not contribute more than $100,000 to any political committee other than a candidate committee.

 

Limited to $5,000 for major office candidates, $2,500 for district office candidates, and $1,000 for any other offices, per candidate, per election.

 During any 4-year period, may not contribute more than $100,000 to any political committee other than a candidate committee. PACs with more than 250 members who contributed at least $50 to the PAC during the preceding calendar year may give twice the limits.

 Aggregate limits from all PACs combined that candidates may receive for primary and general elections: $80,000 for major office; $60,000 for district office; $20,000 for other office

 

Those associated with certain specified gaming interests may not contribute (although restrictions on certain truck stop owners with video poker machines and video draw poker machine licensees have been ruled unconstitutional)

 Others limited to $5,000 for major office candidates, $2,500 for district office candidates, and $1,000 for any other offices, per candidate, per election

 

No lobbyist may contribute to a fundraising function of a legislator during a regular session unless legislator has given notice of function at least 30 days before it is held

 

Maine

 

Limited to an aggregate of $25,000 in a calendar year and $500 per gubernatorial candidate per election and $250 per other candidates per election

 Special limits on public finance-qualifying (seed) contributions

 

 

Candidate: unlimited

 Spouse:
Unlimited

 

Individual: unlimited

 PAC: unlimited

 Corporation: unlimited

 Union: unlimited

 Nat’l Party Cte: unlimited

 

 

Limited to $500 per gubernatorial candidate per election and $250 per other candidates per election

 

Limited to $500 per gubernatorial candidate per election and $250 per other candidates per election

 

Limited to $500 per gubernatorial candidate per election and $250 per other candidates per election

 

Limited to $500 per gubernatorial candidate per election and $250 per other candidates per election

 

No restriction

 

Maryland

 

Limited to an aggregate of $10,000 per 4-year election cycle and $4,000 per candidate or political committee

 

Candidate:
unlimited

Spouse:
unlimited

Special provisions related to loans and interest on loans

 

Individual: limited to $4,000 per four years (but unlimited if directed to segregated fund be used only for nonelectoral purposes)

 PAC: limited to $6,000 per four years (but unlimited if directed to segregated fund be used only for nonelectoral purposes)

 Corporation: limited to $4,000 per four years (but unlimited if directed to segregated fund be used only for nonelectoral purposes)

 Union: limited to $4,000 per four years (but unlimited if directed to segregated fund be used only for nonelectoral purposes)

Nat’l Party Cte: limited to $6,000 per four years (but unlimited if directed to segregated fund be used only for nonelectoral purposes)

 

 

Limited to aggregate of $10,000 per 4-year election cycle and $4,000 per candidate or political committee

 

Limited to aggregate of $10,000 per 4-year election cycle and $4,000 per candidate or political committee

 

Limited to aggregate of $6,000 per 4-year election cycle per candidate or political committee

 

Limited to an aggregate of $10,000 per 4-year election cycle and $4,000 per candidate or political committee

 

Fundraising for statewide officers, members of the general assembly, and candidates for such offices generally prohibited from soliciting or accepting funds during session

 Lobbyists may not at any time solicit funds for, or transfer them to statewide officers, members of the general assembly, and candidates for such offices, except for a lobbyist’s personal contribution.

 

Massachusetts

 

Limited to $500 per candidate per year, with an aggregate limit of $12,500 per year.

 Minors limited to $25 per year.

 

Candidate: unlimited, except for loans, which are limited depending upon office sought.

 Family:

limited to $500 per candidate per year.

 Minors limited to $25 per year.

 

 

Individual: limited to aggregate of $5,000 per year to all committees of a party

 PAC: limited to aggregate of $5,000 per year to all committees of a party

 Corporation: prohibited

 Union: limited to aggregate of $15,000 or 10% of gross revenues, whichever is less,  per year to all committees of a party

 Nat’l Party Cte: unlimited for overhead and party-building

 

Prohibited

 

Limited to $500 per candidate per year if exceed aggregate contributions of $15,000 or 10% of gross revenues, whichever is less

 

Limited to $500 per candidate, with aggregate annual limits depending upon office sought.

 

Prohibited if business corporation or professional corporation

 Registered lobbyists limited to $200 per candidate per year.

 

No restriction

 

Michigan

 

Limited to $3,400 for a statewide office, $1,000 for state senate, and $500 for state representative candidates per election cycle; lawyers limited to $100 for candidate for judicial office.

 Differing local limits dependent upon population.

 

Unlimited, except to $50,000 per gubernatorial campaign from candidate and family per election cycle.

 Certain large contributions from candidate’s immediate family in gubernatorial race may trigger lift of expenditure limit for other candidates.

 

 

Individual: unlimited

 PAC: unlimited

 Corporation: prohibited in certain instances

 Union: prohibited in certain instances

 Nat’l Party Cte: unlimited

 

 

Prohibited for candidate elections (except from a separate segregated fund)

 

Prohibited (except from a separate se/gregated fund)

 

Limited to $3,400 for a statewide office, $1,000 for state senate, and $500 for state representative candidates per election cycle.  A PAC that files and qualifies as an independent committee may contribute 10 times these amounts. Lawyer PAC limited to $100 per judicial candidate.

 

Prohibited except through a PAC.

 Domestic dependent sovereign (Indian tribe) may not directly contribute.

 Certain individuals and entities with casino and casino supplier interested prohibited.

 

No restriction

 

Minnesota

 

Governor/Lt. Governor: Limited to $2,000 per election year and $500 in a non-election year

 Attorney General: Limited to $1,000 per election year and $200 in a non-election year

 Other statewide offices: Limited to $500 per election year and $100 in a non-election year

 State Senate/State Representative: Limited to $500 per election year and $100 in a non-election year

 Elective judgeships: no limit

 

Candidate:
unlimited, except limited to 10 times election year limit if accepting a public subsidy

Family:
Governor/Lt. Governor: Limited to $2,000 per election year and $500 in a non-election year

 Attorney General: Limited to $1,000 per election year and $200 in a non-election year

 Other statewide offices: Limited to $500 per election year and $100 in a non-election year

 State Senate/State Representative: Limited to $500 per election year and $100 in a non-election year

 Elective judgeships: no limit

 

 

Individual: unlimited

 PAC: unlimited

 Corporation: prohibited

 Union: prohibited (unless from a separate political fund)

 Nat’l Party Cte: unlimited

 

 

Prohibited

 

From a union political fund:

 Governor/Lt. Governor: Limited to $2,000 per election year and $500 in a non-election year

 Attorney General: Limited to $1,000 per election year and $200 in a non-election year

 Other statewide offices: Limited to $500 per election year and $100 in a non-election year

 State Senate/State Representative: Limited to $500 per election year and $100 in a non-election year

 Elective judgeships: no limit

 

Governor/Lt. Governor: Limited to $2,000 per election year and $500 in a non-election year

 Attorney General: Limited to $1,000 per election year and $200 in a non-election year

 Other statewide offices: Limited to $500 per election year and $100 in a non-election year

 State Senate/State Representative: Limited to $500 per election year and $100 in a non-election year

 Elective judgeships: no limit

 

Prohibited; including for insurance companies

 

Statewide candidates other than judicial candidates), candidates for the legislature, legislative caucus committees, and incumbent legislators or statewide elective officials seeking local office are prohibited from soliciting or accepting contributions from lobbyists, political committees, or political funds during a regular session of the legislature

 

Mississippi

 

Unlimited

 

Unlimited

 

Individual: unlimited

 PAC: unlimited

 Corporation: limited to $1,000 per calendar year to a party committee

 Union: unlimited

 Nat’l Party Cte: unlimited

 

 

Limited to $1,000 per candidate per election

 

Unlimited

 

Unlimited

 

Prohibited for regulated industries, companies, corporations, stock holders, or their agents or representatives with respect to campaigns for Public Service Commissioner

 

No restriction

 

Missouri

 

Unlimited

 

Candidate: unlimited

 Family: limited to $1,175 for any one election for governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, state treasurer, state auditor or attorney general; $575 for state senator; $300 for state representative; and $300for any other office, including a judicial office, if the population of the electoral district, ward, or other unit is under 100,000;  $575 if the population is at least 100,000 but less than 250,000, and $1,175 if the population is at least 250,000

 

Individual: unlimited

 PAC: unlimited

 Corporation: unlimited

 Union: unlimited

 Nat’l Party Cte: unlimited

 

 

Limited to $1,175 for any one election for governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, state treasurer, state auditor or attorney general; $575 for state senator; $300 for state representative; and $300for any other office, including a judicial office, if the population of the electoral district, ward, or other unit is under 100,000;  $575 if the population is at least 100,000 but less than 250,000, and $1,175 if the population is at least 250,000

 

Limited to $1,175 for any one election for governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, state treasurer, state auditor or attorney general; $575 for state senator; $300 for state representative; and $300for any other office, including a judicial office, if the population of the electoral district, ward, or other unit is under 100,000;  $575 if the population is at least 100,000 but less than 250,000, and $1,175 if the population is at least 250,000

 

Limited to $1,175 for any one election for governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, state treasurer, state auditor or attorney general; $575 for state senator; $300 for state representative; and $300for any other office, including a judicial office, if the population of the electoral district, ward, or other unit is under 100,000;  $575 if the population is at least 100,000 but less than 250,000, and $1,175 if the population is at least 250,000

 

Limited to $1,175 for any one election for governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, state treasurer, state auditor or attorney general; $575 for state senator; $300 for state representative; and $300for any other office, including a judicial office, if the population of the electoral district, ward, or other unit is under 100,000;  $575 if the population is at least 100,000 but less than 250,000, and $1,175 if the population is at least 250,000

 

No restriction

 

Montana

 

Limited for each contested primary and general election in a campaign to $400 for governor/lt. governor, $200 for other statewide candidates, and $100 for all other candidates

 

Candidate: unlimited

Family:
each individual limited for each contested primary and general election in a campaign to $400 for governor/ lt. governor, $200 for other statewide candidates, and $100 for all other candidates

 

 

 

Individual: unlimited

 PAC: unlimited

 Corporation: prohibited

 Union: unlimited

 Nat’l Party Cte: unlimited

 

 

Prohibited (except for ballot issues)

 

As an independent committee, limited for each contested primary and general election in a campaign to $400 for governor/lt. governor, $200 for other statewide candidates, and $100 for all other candidates

 

As an independent committee, limited for each contested primary and general election in a campaign to $400 for governor/lt. governor, $200 for other statewide candidates, and $100 for all other candidates

 

Prohibited

 

No restriction

 

Nebraska

 

Unlimited

 

Candidate: unlimited, except that candidate committee cannot contribute to another candidate committee other than in fundraising event

 Family:
unlimited

 

Individual: unlimited

 PAC: unlimited

 Corporation: unlimited

 Union: unlimited

 Nat’l Party Cte: unlimited

 

 

Legislative candidates and candidates for other state offices if designated as eligible for public funding during an election period: limited to maximum amount of aggregate contributions in election period that may be accepted from independent committees; businesses (including corporations); labor unions; industry, trade, or professional associations; and political parties: Gov—$825,000; Sec’y of State, Treas, Att’y Gen’l, Auditor of Public Acc’ts— 75,000; Public Service Commission, Board of Regents of Univ. of Nebraska & State Board of Education—$25,000; Legislature—$36,500

 

Legislative candidates and candidates for other state offices if designated as eligible for public funding during an election period: limited to maximum amount of aggregate contributions in election period that may be accepted from independent committees; businesses (including corporations); labor unions; industry, trade, or professional associations; and political parties: Gov—$825,000; Sec’y of State, Treas, Att’y Gen’l, Auditor of Public Acc’ts— 75,000; Public Service Commission, Board of Regents of Univ. of Nebraska & State Board of Education—$25,000; Legislature—$36,500

 

Legislative candidates and candidates for other state offices if designated as eligible for public funding during an election period: limited to maximum amount of aggregate contributions in election period that may be accepted from independent committees; businesses (including corporations); labor unions; industry, trade, or professional associations; and political parties: Gov—$825,000; Sec’y of State, Treas, Att’y Gen’l, Auditor of Public Acc’ts— 75,000; Public Service Commission, Board of Regents of Univ. of Nebraska & State Board of Education—$25,000; Legislature—$36,500

 

Legislative candidates and candidates for other state offices if designated as eligible for public funding during an election period: limited to maximum amount of aggregate contributions in election period that may be accepted from independent committees; businesses (including corporations); labor unions; industry, trade, or professional associations; and political parties: Gov—$825,000; Sec’y of State, Treas, Att’y Gen’l, Auditor of Public Acc’ts— 75,000; Public Service Commission, Board of Regents of Univ. of Nebraska & State Board of Education— $25,000; Legislature— $36,500

 

 

No restriction

 

Nevada

 

Any candidate: $5,000 per primary and general election

 

Any candidate: $5,000 per primary and general election

 

Individual: unlimited

 PAC: unlimited

 Corporation: unlimited

 Union: unlimited

 Nat’l Party Cte: unlimited

 

 

Any candidate: $5,000 per primary and general election

 

Any candidate: $5,000 per primary and general election

 

Any candidate: $5,000 per primary and general election

 

Any candidate: $5,000 per primary and general election

 

Governor, governor-elect, lt. governor, lt. governor-elect, state legislators, and legislative caucuses may not solicit or accept any contributions or commitments to make any contributions 30 days before, during, and for 30 days after a regular legislative session. Lobbyists prohibited from making contributions to such officers during same period.

 

New Hampshire

 

Limited to $5,000 per candidate, per election, except limited to $1,000 per election if to candidate or political committee working on behalf of a candidate who does not voluntarily agree to limit campaign expenditures

 

Candidate:
unlimited

Family:
limited to $5,000 per candidate, per election, except limited to $1,000 per election if to candidate or political committee working on behalf of a candidate who does not voluntarily agree to limit campaign expenditures

 

Individual: limited to $5,000 per election to a party committee, but $1,000 per election if spent to support a candidate who does not agree to spending limits

 PAC: unlimited

 Corporation: prohibited

 Union: prohibited

 Nat’l Party Cte: unlimited

 

 

Limited to $5,000 per candidate, per election, except limited to $1,000 per election if to candidate or political committee working on behalf of a candidate who does not voluntarily agree to limit campaign expenditures

 

Prohibited

 

Limited to $1,000 per election if to candidate or political committee working on behalf of a candidate who does not voluntarily agree to limit campaign expenditures; otherwise unlimited

 

Prohibited

 

No restriction

 

New Jersey

 

Limited to $2,200 per non-governor candidate per primary or general election; $2,600 per governor candidate per primary or general election; $37,000 to political party state committee or county committee or legislative leadership committee per year; $7,200 to municipal party committee per year. Unlimited to political committee or continuing political committee.

 

Candidate for non-governor office unlimited. Candidate for governor accepting public funds limited to $25,000 per primary or general election from personal funds; if not accepting public funds, unlimited. $37,000 to political party state committee or county committee or legislative leadership committee per year. $7,200 to political committee per election; $7,200 to continuing political committee or municipal party committee per year.

 Family:
spouse of candidate for governor and presumably other family members limited to $2,600 per primary or general election; unlimited for spouse, child, parent, or sibling residing in same household of candidate for non-governor office.

 

Individual: limited to $37,000 per year to state, county, or legislative leadership committee; $7,200 per year to municipal committee

 PAC: limited to $37,000 per year to state or county, or legislative leadership committee; $7,200 per year to municipal committee

 Corporation: limited to $37,000 per year to state or county, or legislative leadership committee; $7,200 per year to municipal committee

 Union: limited to $37,000 per year to state or county committee; $7,200 per year to municipal committee

 Nat’l Party Cte: limited to $72,000 per year to state party committee; $37,000 per year to county party committee; $7,200 per year to municipal committee

 

 

Limited to $2,200 per non-governor candidate per primary or general election; $2,600 per governor candidate per primary or general election; $37,000 to political party state committee or county committee or legislative leadership committee per year; $7,200 to municipal party committee per year. Unlimited to political committee or continuing political committee.

 

Limited to $2,200 per non-governor candidate per primary or general election; $2,600 per governor candidate per primary or general election; $37,000 to political party state committee or county committee or legislative leadership committee per year; $7,200 to municipal party committee per year. Unlimited to political committee or continuing political committee.

 

Limited to $7,200 per non-governor candidate per primary or general election; $2,600 per governor candidate per primary or general election; $37,000 to political party state committee or county committee or legislative leadership committee per year; $7,200 to municipal party committee per year. $7,200 per political committee per primary or general election, and $7,200 per continuing political committee per year.

 

Prohibited for certain bank, utility, and insurance corporations or associations; otherwise, limited to $2,200 per non-governor candidate per primary or general election; $2,600 per governor candidate per primary or general election; $37,000 to political party state committee or county committee or legislative leadership committee per year; $7,200 to municipal party committee per year. Unlimited to political committee or continuing political committee.

 

No restriction

 

New Mexico

 

Unlimited

 

Unlimited

 

Individual: unlimited

 PAC: unlimited

 Corporation: unlimited

 Union: unlimited

 Nat’l Party Cte: unlimited

 

 

Unlimited

 

Unlimited

 

Unlimited

 

Unlimited.

 Solicitation by state regulatory office or candidate for the office of directly regulated entity or persons prohibited if charges for service set by or license issued by the regulatory office.

 

State legislative incumbent, candidate, or agent may not solicit political contributions from January 1 to adjournment of regular session. Governor or agent may not solicit political contributions from January 1 to 20th day after adjournment of regular session.  

Contributions may not be made by or through a lobbyist or lobbyist’s employer from January 1 of end of regular session for statewide office and legislative candidates and from January 1through 20th day after adjournment for candidate for governor.

 

 

New York

 

Limited to an aggregate of $150,000 per year and maximum aggregate per office.

 Statewide office: primary—product of number of enrolled voters in candidate’s party in state x $.005, but not less than $4,900 or more than $14,700; general election— $30,700.

 State senator: primary—$4,900; general election— $7,700.

 Member of assembly: primary—  $3,100; general election—$3,100.

 New York City mayor, public advocate, comptroller: primary election— greater of $4,900 or product of number of enrolled voters in candidate’s party in city x $.05, but not more than $14,700; general election—$30,700.

 Other public office: primary—greater of $1,000 or product of number of enrolled voters in candidate’s party in district x $.05, but not more than $50,000.

 Party or constituted committee—limited to aggregate of $76,500 per year.

 

Candidate: unlimited to own campaign

 Family: Candidate’s spouse is unlimited. Other family members (candidate’s child, parent, grandparent, brother, sister, and their spouses together) limited to maximum aggregate per office. Statewide office: primary— product of number of enrolled voters in candidate’s party in state x $.025;  general election— product of number of registered voters x $.025; state senator: primary— greater of $20,000 or product of number of enrolled voters in candidate’s party in district multiplied by $0.25, but not more than $100,000; general election— greater of $20,000 or product of number of registered voters in district x $0.25, but not more than $100,000. Member of assembly: primary—greater of $12,500 or product of number of enrolled voters in candidate’s party in district x $0.25, but not more than $100,000; general election—greater of $12,500 or product of number of registered voters in district x $0.25, but not more than $100,000. Other public office and New York City mayor, public advocate, comptroller: greater of $1,250 or product of enrolled voters in candidate’s party in district or city x $0.25, but not more than $100,000; general election—greater of $1,250 or product of number of enrolled voters in district x  $.25, but not more than $100,000.

 

Individual: limited to $76,500 per year to state party committee for election purposes; unlimited as to party housekeeping expenses

 PAC: limited to $76,500 per year to state party committee for election purposes; unlimited as to party housekeeping expenses

 Corporation: limited to aggregate of $5,000 per year for election purposes; unlimited as to party housekeeping expenses

 Union: limited to $76,500 per year to state party committee for election purposes; unlimited as to party housekeeping expenses

 Nat’l Party Cte: unlimited

 

 

Same maximum aggregate limit per office and per party committee or constituted committee per calendar year as individuals, but limited to an aggregate of $5,000 in political contributions and expenditures per calendar year.

 

Same maximum aggregate limit per office per election and per party committee or constituted committee per calendar year as individuals.

 

Same maximum aggregate limit per office per election and per party committee or constituted committee per calendar year as individuals.

 

Same maximum aggregate limit per office per election and per party committee or constituted committee per calendar year as individuals, and, if a corporation, also limited to an aggregate of $5,000 in contributions and expenditures per calendar year.

 

No restriction

 

North Carolina

 

Limited to $4,000 per committee or candidate per primary, second primary, and general election

 

Unlimited

 

Individual: unlimited

 PAC: unlimited

 Corporation: prohibited, except independent, non-profit corporation that promotes social, educational, or political ideas

 Union: prohibited

 Nat’l Party Cte: unlimited, but must be bereft of corporate or union funds

 

 

Prohibited, except independent, non-profit corporation that promotes social, educational, or political ideas, which are limited to $4,000 per candidate campaign or other political committee per primary, second primary, and general election

 

Prohibited

 

Limited to $4,000 per candidate campaign or other political committee per primary, second primary, and general election.

 

Prohibited

 

Solicitation and acceptance of lobbyists’ contributions by and making of lobbyists’ contributions to members of or candidates for council of state and general assembly and their political committees are generally prohibited during regular legislative session

 

 

North Dakota

 

Unlimited

 

Unlimited

 

Individual: unlimited

 PAC: unlimited

 Corporation: prohibited

 Union: prohibited

 Nat’l Party Cte: unlimited

 

 

Prohibited

 

Prohibited

 

Unlimited

 

Prohibited

 

No restriction

 

Northern
Mariana
Islands

 

       No restriction

 

    No restriction

 

      No restriction

 

     No restriction

 

  No restriction

 

       No restriction

 

No restriction

 

  No restriction

 

Ohio

 

Limited to $2,500 to campaign committee of statewide or general assembly candidate in primary or general election; $5,000 to county political party for party’s state candidate fund or to legislative campaign funs in calendar year; $16,000 to state political party for the party’s state candidate fund in calendar year; and $5,000 to political action committee or political contributing entity in calendar year.

 

Candidate and family: Unlimited to candidate’s own campaign, but if candidate for statewide or general assembly office receives or expends personal funds of more than $100,000 in primary or $150,000 in general election for statewide office or more than $25,000 per election for general assembly candidate, a personal funds notice must be filed; otherwise, the use of personal funds by the candidate’s campaign committee is limited to the above reporting threshold amounts.

 Candidate campaign committee: $2,500 to campaign committee of statewide or general assembly in a primary or general election; $2,500 to political action committee or political contributing entity in calendar year; except designated state campaign committee, $16,000 to state political party for party’s state candidate fund in calendar year; except designated state campaign committee, $5,000 to legislative campaign fund in calendar year; and except a designated state campaign committee, $5,000 to county political party for the party’s state candidate fund in calendar year.

 

 

Individual: limited to $5,000 to county political party for party’s state candidate fund or to legislative campaign fund in calendar year and $16,000 to state political party for the party’s state candidate fund in calendar year.

 PAC or political contributing entity: limited to $5,000 to county political party for party’s state candidate fund or to legislative campaign fund in calendar year and $16,000 to state political party for the party’s state candidate fund in calendar year.

 Corporation: prohibited

 Union: prohibited

 Nat’l Party Committee: unlimited

 

Prohibited, except for nonpartisan activities, gift to party building fund, sponsoring corporation’s PAC, or involvement with ballot issue.

 

Prohibited, except for nonpartisan activities, gift to party building fund, sponsoring labor union’s PAC, or involvement with ballot issue.

 

PACs or political contributing entities  limited to $2,500 to campaign committee of statewide or general assembly candidate in primary or general election; $5,000 to county political party for the party’s state candidate fund or to legislative campaign fund in calendar year; $16,000 to state political party for the party’s state candidate fund in calendar year; and $2,500 to another political action committee or political contributing entity, except political action committee or entity affiliated with contributing committee, in calendar year.

 

Prohibited, except for nonpartisan activities, gift to party building fund, sponsoring corporation’s PAC, or involvement with ballot issue.

 

No restriction

 

Oklahoma

 

Limited per person or family to $5,000 to a political party committee or political action committee in a calendar year, $5,000 to a candidate/candidate committee for state office, county office in a county of 250,000 or more, or municipal office in a municipality of 250,000 or more for election campaign, and $1,000 to any other local candidate/ candidate committee for election campaign

 

Unlimited to own campaign; otherwise subject to limits for individuals.

 Candidate committee may not contribute or make independent expenditure for another candidate; principal campaign committee for federal-office candidate may not contribute or make independent expenditure to candidate committee for state-office candidate.

 Family:
limited per person or family to $5,000 to a political party committee or political action committee in a calendar year, $5,000 to a candidate/candidate committee for state office, county office in a county of 250,000 or more, or municipal office in a municipality of 250,000 or more for election campaign, and $1,000 to any other local candidate/ candidate committee for election campaign

 

 

Individual: limited to aggregate of $5,000 per year from individual or family to all affiliated party committees

 PAC: limited to aggregate of $5,000 per year to all affiliated party committees

 Corporation: prohibited

 Union: limited to aggregate of $5,000 per year to all affiliated party committees

 Nat’l Party Cte: unlimited, but funds must comply with state limits

 

 

Prohibited, except to ballot measure campaign or PAC used for political purposes by corporation.

 

Limited per person or family to $5,000 to a political party committee or political action committee in a calendar year, $5,000 to a candidate/ candidate committee for state office or municipal office in a municipality of 250,000 or more for election campaign, and $1,000 to any other local candidate/ candidate committee for election campaign

 

Limited per person or family to $5,000 to a political party committee or political action committee in a calendar year, $5,000 to a candidate/candidate committee for state office or municipal office in a municipality of 250,000 or more for election campaign, and $1,000 to any other local candidate/ candidate committee for election campaign

 

Prohibited

 

No restriction

 

Oregon

 

Unlimited

 

Unlimited

 

Unlimited

 

Unlimited

 

Unlimited

 

Unlimited

 

Unlimited

 

Prohibited during special session and from January 1 to end of regular session: legislative or statewide official, candidate for legislative or statewide office, or person or political committee affiliated with political party, legislative caucus, or legislative or statewide official, or with governor, governor-elect, or candidate for governor may not solicit or receive contributions for legislative or statewide official or candidate for legislative or statewide office. Person or political committee may not contribute to legislative or statewide official or candidate for legislative or statewide office.

 Prohibited during special session and from January 1 to 30 business days after regular session: governor, governor-elect, candidate for governor, or person or political committee affiliated with political party, legislative caucus, or legislative or statewide official or with governor, governor-elect, or candidate for governor may not solicit or receive contributions for governor, governor-elect, or candidate for governor. Person or political committee may not contribute to governor, governor-elect, or candidate for governor.

 

Pennsylvania

 

Unlimited

 

Unlimited

 

Individual: unlimited

 PAC: unlimited

 Corporation: prohibited

 Union: prohibited

 Nat’l Party Cte: unlimited

 

 

Prohibited

 

Prohibited

 

Unlimited

 

Prohibited

 

No restriction

 

Puerto Rico

 

(1) In a non-election year: (a) to a candidate of a political party, a municipal or central directing body of a party, or an independent candidate—up to $1,000 per year and (b) to all candidates and parties—maximum total annual amount of $5,000; (2) in an election year:  (a) to a candidate for governor, a political party, or a combination of both—$2,500 per year, (b) to any other candidate—$1,000 per year but not to exceed $2,500 per year for all other candidates, (c) to an independent group or committee that supports a candidate or political party—$500 per year, and (d) to all independent committees or candidates—maximum total annual amount of $5,000; and (3) in a primary election:  to any candidate—$200

 

(1) In a non-election year: (a) to a candidate of a political party, a municipal or central directing body of a party, or an independent candidate—up to $1,000 per year and (b) to all candidates and parties— maximum total annual amount of $5,000; (2) in an election year:  (a) to a candidate for governor, a political party, or a combination of both—$2,500 per year, (b) to any other candidate— $1,000 per year but not to exceed $2,500 per year for all other candidates, (c) to an independent group or committee that supports a candidate or political party—$500 per year, and (d) to all independent committees or candidates— maximum total annual amount of $5,000; and (3) in a primary election:  to any candidate—$500

 

Candidates may not transfer contributions to parties

 (1) In a non-election year:  [a] to a municipal or central directing body of a party—up to $1,000 per year by an individual contributor and (b) to all parties (and candidates)— maximum total annual amount of $5,000 by an individual contributor

 (2) In an election year to a candidate for governor, a political party, or a combination of both—$2,500 per year by an individual contributor

 

(1) In a non-election year: (a) to a candidate of a political party, a municipal or central directing body of a party, or an independent candidate—up to $1,000 per year and (b) to all candidates and parties— maximum total annual amount of $5,000; (2) in an election year:  (a) to a candidate for governor, a political party, or a combination of both—$2,500 per year, (b) to any other candidate—$1,000 per year but not to exceed $2,500 per year for all other candidates, (c) to an independent group or committee that supports a candidate or political party— $500 per year, and (d) to all independent committees or candidates—maximum total annual amount of $5,000; and (3) in a primary election:  to any candidate—$200

 

(1) In a non-election year: (a) to a candidate of a political party, a municipal or central directing body of a party, or an independent candidate—up to $1,000 per year and (b) to all candidates and parties—maximum total annual amount of $5,000; (2) in an election year:  (a) to a candidate for governor, a political party, or a combination of both—$2,500 per year, (b) to any other candidate—$1,000 per year but not to exceed $2,500 per year for all other candidates, (c) to an independent group or committee that supports a candidate or political party—$500 per year, and (d) to all independent committees or candidates—maximum total annual amount of $5,000; and (3) in a primary election:  to any candidate—$500

 

(1) In a non-election year: (a) to a candidate of a political party, a municipal or central directing body of a party, or an independent candidate—up to $1,000 per year and (b) to all candidates and parties—maximum total annual amount of $5,000; (2) in an election year:  (a) to a candidate for governor, a political party, or a combination of both—$2,500 per year, (b) to any other candidate—$1,000 per year but not to exceed $2,500 per year for all other candidates, (c) to an independent group or committee that supports a candidate or political party—$500 per year, and (d) to all independent committees or candidates—maximum total annual amount of $5,000; and (3) in a primary election:  to any candidate—$500

 

Banks may not contribute

 

 

 

  No restriction

 

Rhode Island

 

$1,000 per recipient per calendar year and maximum of $10,000 for all recipients, except per-recipient limit doubles to $2,000 if recipient is a candidate for general office who has qualified to receive public funding, and an additional $10,000 may be contributed to a political party committee for organizational and party-building activities

 

Candidate: to own campaign, generally unlimited; however, for a candidate for general office who has qualified and elected to receive public funding, contributions (and loans) by the candidate may not exceed 5% of the total the candidate is permitted to spend in the campaign.

 Family:
$1,000 per recipient per calendar year and maximum of $10,000 for all recipients, except per-recipient limit doubles to $2,000 if recipient is a candidate for general office who has qualified to receive public funding, and an additional $10,000 may be contributed to a political party committee for organizational and party-building activities

 

 

Individual: limited to $1,000 per year to a party committee and an aggregate of $10,000 per year to all party committees for organizational or party-building activities

 PAC: limited to $1,000 per year to a party committee and an aggregate of $10,000 per year to all party committees for organizational or party-building activities

 Corporation: prohibited

 Union: prohibited

 Nat’l Party Cte: unlimited, but may not be spent on behalf of state candidates

 

 

Prohibited

 

Prohibited

 

$1,000 per recipient per calendar year and maximum of $25,000 for all recipients, except per-recipient limit doubles to $2,000 if recipient is a candidate for general office who has qualified for public funding, and an additional $10,000 may be contributed to a political party committee for organizational and party-building activities

 

Prohibited

 

No restriction

 

South Carolina

 

Limited to $3,500 per statewide candidate per election; $1,000 per other candidate per election; $3,500 per committee per calendar year

 

Candidate:
unlimited

Family:
limited to $3,500 per statewide candidate per election; $1,000 per other candidate per election; $3,500 per committee per calendar year

 

 

Individual: limited to $3,500 per year to a party committee, but unlimited if donated to a party operating account

 PAC: limited to $3,500 per year to a party committee, but unlimited if donated to a party operating account

 Corporation: limited to $3,500 per year to a party committee, but unlimited if donated to a party operating account

 Union: limited to $3,500 per year to a party committee, but unlimited if donated to a party operating account

 Nat’l Party Cte: limited to $3,500 per year to a party committee, but unlimited if donated to a party operating account

 

 

Limited to $3,500 per statewide candidate per election; $1,000 per other candidate per election; $3,500 per committee per calendar year. Corporation or corporate committee may solicit contributions to the corporation or corporate committee only from shareholders, employees, and families; however, a non-profit corporation or its committee may solicit the general public for contributions for ballot measures.

 

Limited to $3,500 per statewide candidate per election; $1,000 per other candidate per election; $3,500 per committee per calendar year. Organization or organization committee may solicit contributions to the organization only from members and families.

 

Limited to $3,500 per statewide candidate per election; $1,000 per other candidate per election; $3,500 per committee per calendar year

 

Limited to $3,500 per statewide candidate per election; $1,000 per other candidate per election; $3,500 per committee per calendar year. Public utility may not include contributions or expenditures to influence election or operate PAC in its operating expenses. Lobbyist and contractors may not contribute.

 

No restriction

 

South Dakota

 

Limited in any calendar year to $1,000 for a statewide office candidate; $250 for a legislative or county office candidate; and $3,000 to a political party

 

Unlimited

 

Individual: limited to $3,000 per year to any political party

 PAC: unlimited

 Corporation: prohibited

 Union: prohibited

 Nat’l Party Cte: unlimited

 

 

Prohibited

 

Prohibited if union is corporation; permitted if an association but not out of dues or treasury funds

 

Unlimited

 

Prohibited

 

No restriction

 

Tennessee

 

Limited to $2,500 for state office candidate and $1,000 for other candidate in aggregate per election.

 Limited to $1,000 for a judicial candidate.

 

Limited to $250,000 for statewide office, $40,000 for state senate, or $20,000 for other office, in aggregate per election.

 Unlimited to judicial candidate from family of candidate and spouse.

 

Individual: unlimited

 PAC: unlimited

 Corporation: prohibited

 Union: unlimited

 Nat’l Party Cte: unlimited; but must be bereft of corporate funds

 

 

Prohibited

 

Limited to $2,500 for state office candidate and $1,000 for other candidate in aggregate per election.

 Limited to $1,000 for judicial candidate.

 

Limited to $7,500 for statewide office or state senate and $5,000 for other office in the aggregate per election. Candidate for statewide office limited to 50% of total contributions in aggregate from committees. Candidates for other office limited to $75,000 in aggregate from all committees.

 Limited to $1,000 for judicial candidate.

 Prohibited within 10 days before election.

 

Prohibited; public service commissioner or candidate for that office may not accept a contribution from a regulated party during contested case

 

Contributions to candidates for governor, general assembly, or public service commission by lobbyists, or their multi-candidate political campaign committees prohibited during regular annual session. Certain fundraisers prohibited during organizational and regular session in odd years and regular session in even years.

 

Texas

 

Unlimited

 

Candidate:
unlimited

Family:
unlimited to political parties, except during 60 days before election, and to political committees to support or oppose a measure

 

Individual: unlimited

 PAC: unlimited

 Corporation: prohibited for election purposes; unlimited for administrative purposes

 Union: prohibited for election purposes; unlimited for administrative purposes

 Nat’l Party Cte: unlimited

 

 

 

 

Unlimited to political parties, except during 60 days before election, and to political committees to support or oppose a measure

 

Unlimited, but may not be made from mandatory assessments from corporation employees or labor organization members. Contributions from an out-of-state political committee are subject to special notification and reporting requirements.

 

Unlimited to political parties, except during 60 days before election, and to political committees to support or oppose a measure

 

Generally prohibited 30 days before and during regular session of legislature

 

Utah

 

Unlimited

 

Unlimited

 

Individual: unlimited

 PAC: unlimited

 Corporation: unlimited

 Union: unlimited

 Nat’l Party Cte: unlimited

 

 

Unlimited except for insurers

 

Unlimited, but only through a separate segregated fund

 

Unlimited

 

Insurers prohibited from making political contributions if do not have security surplus

 

Lobbyists and their principals may not make campaign contributions to a legislator or a legislator’s personal campaign committee during a legislative session

 

Vermont

 

Contributions from one source limited in 2-year general election cycle to candidate for governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, state treasurer, auditor of accounts, or attorney general—$400; candidate for state senator or county office—$300; candidate for state representative or local office—$200; and political committee (other than a political committee of a candidate) or political party—$2,000.

 

Unlimited, except federal office candidate limited to $1,000 to another candidate or committee per election

 Family: unlimited

 

Contributions from one source to a political party limited to  $2,000 in 2-year general election cycle.

 

Contributions from one source limited in 2-year general election cycle to candidate for governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, state treasurer, auditor of accounts, or attorney general—$400; candidate for state senator or county office—$300; candidate for state representative or local office—$200; and political committee (other than a political committee of a candidate) or political party—$2,000.

 

Contributions from one source limited in 2-year general election cycle to candidate for governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, state treasurer, auditor of accounts, or attorney general—$400; candidate for state senator or county office—$300; candidate for state representative or local office—$200; and political committee (other than a political committee of a candidate) or political party—$2,000.

 

Contributions from one source limited in 2-year general election cycle to candidate for governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, state treasurer, auditor of accounts, or attorney general—$400; candidate for state senator or county office—$300; candidate for state representative or local office—$200; and political committee (other than a political committee of a candidate) or political party—$2,000.

 

Contributions from one source limited in 2-year general election cycle to candidate for governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, state treasurer, auditor of accounts, or attorney general—$400; candidate for state senator or county office—$300; candidate for state representative or local office—$200; and political committee (other than a political committee of a candidate) or political party—$2,000.

 

Contributions for state legislators may not be solicited from or made by a registered lobbyist or registered employer of lobbyists when general assembly is in session

 

Virgin Islands

 

Limited to $1,000 in the aggregate per election to a candidate or candidate’s authorized political committee (or, if made to a multicandidate committee, $1,000 multiplied by the number of candidates); otherwise, unlimited

 

Candidate’s personal funds to own campaign: unlimited

 

Generally limited to $1,000

 

Limited to $1,000 in the aggregate per election to a candidate or candidate’s authorized political committee (or, if made to a multicandidate committee, $1,000 multiplied by the number of candidates)

 

Limited to $1,000 in the aggregate per election to a candidate or candidate’s authorized political committee (or, if made to a multicandidate committee, $1,000 multiplied by the number of candidates)

 

 

Limited to $1,000 in the aggregate per election to a candidate or candidate’s authorized political committee (or, if made to a multicandidate committee, $1,000 multiplied by the number of candidates)

 

Certain casino-related contributions are prohibited

 

No restriction

 

Virginia

 

Unlimited

 

Unlimited

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

              

 

Individual: unlimited

 PAC: unlimited

 Corporation: unlimited

 Union: unlimited

 Nat’l Party Cte: unlimited

 

 

Unlimited

 

Unlimited

 

Unlimited

 

Parimutuel betting licensees cannot contribute to candidates

 

Governor, lt. governor, attorney general, and general assembly member and campaign committee of such official or member may not solicit or accept contributions and no contributions may be made to such official or member during regular session of general assembly.

 

 

Washington

 

Aggregate contributions per election to state office candidates limited to $625 for state legislative office candidate and $1,250 for state executive office candidate. Aggregate contributions within 21 days of a general election may not exceed $5,000 for a campaign for other than statewide office.

 

Unlimited using their own personal funds or portion of jointly held funds, but may not make aggregate contributions within 21 days of a general election to own campaign exceeding $50,000 for statewide office or $5,000 for other than statewide office. Candidates for state office may not accept aggregate contributions per election cycle from all political party county central committees and legislative district committees combined that exceed 25 per voter in district (state legislative office candidate) or state (state executive office candidate). Candidates may not accept contributions that exceed limits. Otherwise, same as for individuals

 Family member:
aggregate contributions per election to state office candidates limited to $625 for state legislative office candidate and $1,250 for state executive office candidate. Aggregate contributions within 21 days of a general election may not exceed $5,000 for a campaign for other than statewide office.

 

Individual: unlimited

 PAC: limited to $3,200 per year to a party committee for election purposes; unlimited if used for administrative expenses and certain non-candidate-related purposes

 Corporation: limited to $3,200 per year to a party committee for election purposes; unlimited if used for administrative expenses and certain non-candidate-related purposes

 Union: limited to $3,200 per year to a party committee for election purposes; unlimited if used for administrative expenses and certain non-candidate-related purposes

 Nat’l Party Cte: limited to $3,200 per year to a party committee for election purposes; unlimited if used for administrative expenses and certain non-candidate-related purposes

 

 

Aggregate contributions per election to state office candidates limited to $625 for state legislative office candidate and $1,250 for state executive office candidate. Aggregate contributions within 21 days of a general election may not exceed $5,000 for a campaign for other than statewide office. Aggregate contributions in calendar year to each political party state organization and to each major party county central committee or legislative district committee limited to $3,200 and to a caucus of the state legislature limited to $625.

 

Aggregate contributions per election to state office candidates limited to $625 for state legislative office candidate and $1,250 for state executive office candidate. Aggregate contributions within 21 days of a general election may not exceed $5,000 for a campaign for other than statewide office. Aggregate contributions in calendar year to each political party state organization and to each major party county central committee or legislative district committee limited to $3,200 and to a caucus of the state legislature limited to $625.

 Labor organization may not make contributions from agency shop fees paid by non-member without the non-member’s authorization.

 

Aggregate contributions per election to state office candidates limited to $625 for state legislative office candidate and $1,250 for state executive office candidate. Aggregate contributions within 21 days of a general election may not exceed $5,000 for a campaign for other than statewide office. Aggregate contributions in calendar year to each political party state organization and to each major party county central committee or legislative district committee limited to $3,200 and to a caucus of the state legislature limited to $625.

 

Aggregate contributions per election  to state office candidates limited to $625 for state legislative office candidate and $1,250 for state executive office candidate. Aggregate contributions within 21 days of a general election may not exceed $5,000 for a campaign for other than statewide office. Aggregate contributions in calendar year to each political party state organization and to each major party county central committee or legislative district committee limited to $3,200 and to a caucus of the state legislature limited to $625.

 Insurer or fraternal benefit society may not contribute to insurance commissioner candidate.

 

State official or person acting on behalf of state official may not solicit or accept contributions from 30 days before through 30 days after regular legislative session or during a special session.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

West Virginia

 

Limited to $1,000 per candidate, per primary or general election, and $1,000 to state party executive committee or state party or legislative caucus committee per calendar year

 

Limited to $1,000 per candidate, per primary or general election, and $1,000 to state party executive committee  or state party or legislative caucus committee per calendar year

 

Individual: limited to $1,000 per year to a state party executive committee  or state party or legislative caucus committee; $1,000 per election to other party committees

 PAC: limited to $1,000 per year to a state party executive committee  or state party or legislative caucus committee; $1,000 per election to other party committees

 Corporation: prohibited

 Union: limited to $1,000 per year to a state party executive committee  or state party or legislative caucus committee; $1,000 per election to other party committees

 Nat’l Party Cte: limited to $50,000 per year to a state party executive committee or state party legislative caucus political committee; $1,000 per election to other party committees

 

Prohibited

 

Limited to $1,000 per candidate, per primary or general election

 

Limited to $1,000 per candidate, per primary or general election

 

Prohibited

 

No restriction

 

Wisconsin

 

Limited to an aggregate of $10,000 in a calendar year. Limits for campaign: $10,000 for statewide office, $1,000 for state senator, $500 for state assembly representative, $2,500 or $3,000 for court of appeals judge (depending on population of district), $1,000 or $3,000 for circuit judge (depending on population of circuit), and for local office, the greater of $250 or 1 x number of inhabitants ($3,000 maximum).

 

Unlimited as to candidate’s own personal funds and property or personal funds and property owned jointly or as marital property with spouse. State office candidate who receives election campaign fund grant is limited to 200% of the amount that an individual may contribute.

 Family:
limited to same amounts as individual, except in the case of property and personal funds owned jointly or as marital property by a candidate and spouse

 

Individual: limited to aggregate of $10,000 per year to all political committees

 PAC: limited to $6,000 per year to a political party

 Corporation: prohibited

 Union: prohibited

 Nat’l Party Cte: unlimited

 

 

Prohibited, except concerning a referendum

 

Prohibited if labor union is a chapter 185 association, except concerning a referendum

 

Limited to 4% of authorized disbursement level for statewide office candidate, $1,000 for state senator, $500 for assembly representative, varying amounts for other offices, and $6,000 in a calendar year for a political party

 

Prohibited; also may not offer special privileges to candidates, political committees, and individuals making independent disbursements

 

No restriction

 

Wyoming

 

Limited to $1,000 per candidate, per primary, general, or special election, and to $25,000 total contributions in 2-year period of general election year and the preceding year

 

Unlimited to candidate; otherwise subject to $25,000 limit in 2-year period of general election year and the preceding year

 

Individual: limited to $25,000 total contributions in 2-year period of general election year and the preceding year

 PAC: unlimited

 Corporation: prohibited

 Union: prohibited

 Nat’l Party Cte: unlimited 

 

Prohibited for candidates and political parties

 

Prohibited for candidates and political parties

 

Unlimited

 

Prohibited for candidates and political parties

 

No restriction

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