Total cost of U.S. midterm elections from 1998 to 2018, by party (in million U.S. dollars)

Total cost of U.S. midterm elections, by party 1998-2018 This statistic shows the total cost of United States midterm elections from 1998 to 2018, by party. In 2018, it is projected that the midterm elections will cost about 5.2 billion U.S. dollars. Democrats are projected to spend around 2.5 billion U.S. dollars, Republicans 2.2 billion U.S. dollars, and third party candidates 460.3 million U.S. dollars.
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DemocratsRepublicansThird Party/Other
2018*2,532.382,197.34460.34
20141,753.361,810.2281.83
20101,686.611,711.24233.86
20061,360.121,444.8247.72
2002977.041,183.2621.38
1998731.88878.138.93
DemocratsRepublicansThird Party/Other
2018*2,532.382,197.34460.34
20141,753.361,810.2281.83
20101,686.611,711.24233.86
20061,360.121,444.8247.72
2002977.041,183.2621.38
1998731.88878.138.93
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This statistic shows the total cost of United States midterm elections from 1998 to 2018, by party. In 2018, it is projected that the midterm elections will cost about 5.2 billion U.S. dollars. Democrats are projected to spend around 2.5 billion U.S. dollars, Republicans 2.2 billion U.S. dollars, and third party candidates 460.3 million U.S. dollars.
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Release date
October 2018
Region
United States
Survey time period
1998 to 2014
Supplementary notes
* 2018 data is a projection
Values have been rounded.
Midterm elections in the United States occur every four years, halfway through a president's term, on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November.

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