Midterm Elections Money: See Which States Raised Over $100 Million

See how many millions Republicans and Democrats received.

Americans elect a president every four years, but that’s not where a citizen’s civic duty starts and ends. The legislative branch, comprised of elected officials in the House of Representatives and Senate who enact the nation’s laws, has many of its members up for re-election in 2018.

In the race to control Congress, state primaries are taking place now through the end of the year, with both of the major parties — Democrats and Republicans — jockeying for a majority.

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As it stands, Republicans hold a four-seat majority in the Senate. As of July 10, 2018, Republicans hold 236 seats to Democrats’ 193 seats in the House.

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Tens of Millions Are Contributed to Midterm Elections in Almost Every State

To prevent corruption and voter fraud, all campaign contributions must be transparent. Campaign finance laws regulate the amounts donated to political candidates. These laws also regulate the disclosure of information on candidates’ campaign funds. Every state has its own contribution limit for each level of elected office, but in 11 of the 50 states, the sky’s the limit.

Although fifteen states raised less than $10 million on the races combined this year, two states raised over $100 million for the midterm elections.

Campaign finance reform opens up a larger and more complex ethical debate about the nation’s richest simply “buying” elections. Take, for instance, the Koch brothers: Advocacy groups linked to the businessmen were planning to spend up to $400 million toward midterm elections, CNBC reported earlier this year.

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According to OpenSecrets.org — a website dedicated to tracking money in U.S. politics and powered by the Center for Responsive Politics, which is nonpartisan, independent and nonprofit — this is how much money your state has raised for 2018’s midterm elections:

How Much Your State Has Raised for 2018 Midterm Elections
StateTotal Amount Raised for House RacesTotal Amount Raised for Senate RacesDate and Type of Election
Alabama$9,894,683N/APrimary runoff: July 17, 2018
Alaska$1,493,344N/APrimary runoff: Aug. 21, 2018
Arizona$17,506,338$19,752,270House and Senate primary: Aug. 28, 2018
Arkansas$6,147,366N/APrimary runoff: June 19, 2018
California$113,577,004$16,574,061House and Senate primary: June 5, 2018
Colorado$11,059,357N/AHouse primary: June 26, 2018
Connecticut$6,608,732$13,543,775Senate primary: Aug. 14, 2018
Delaware$875,907$3,624,332Senate primary: Sept. 6, 2018
Florida$54,382,516$40,374,276House and Senate primary: Aug. 28, 2018
Georgia$21,763,425N/APrimary runoff: July 24, 2018
Hawaii$3,550,610$4,025,476Senate primary: Aug. 11, 2018
Idaho$1,491,189N/AHouse primary: May 15, 2018
Illinois$39,878,033N/AHouse primary: March 20, 2018
Indiana$12,417,469$19,821,551House and Senate primary: May 8, 2018
Iowa$9,635,935N/AHouse primary: June 5, 2018
Kansas$11,136,476N/AHouse primary: Aug. 7, 2018
Kentucky$10,306,542N/AHouse primary: May 22, 2018
Louisiana$9,719,150N/AHouse primary: Nov. 6, 2018
Maine$4,794,001$5,422,172House and Senate primary: June 12, 2018
Maryland$21,245,082$5,652,532Senate primary: June 26, 2018
Massachusetts$22,954,506$43,513,440Senate primary: Sept. 4, 2018
Michigan$31,912,785$24,495,356House and Senate primary: Aug. 7, 2018
Minnesota$19,910,935$17,065,628House and Senate primary: Aug. 14, 2018
Mississippi$2,736,125$11,919,467Primary runoff: June 26, 2018
Missouri$12,264,325$29,353,552House and Senate primary: Aug. 7, 2018
Montana$7,715,062$16,059,721House and Senate primary: June 5, 2018
Nebraska$4,229,140$6,774,414House and Senate primary: May 15, 2018
Nevada$5,465,635$19,914,386House and Senate primary: June 12, 2018
New Hampshire$8,112,787N/AHouse primary: Sept. 11, 2018
New Jersey$27,195,038$25,606,858House and Senate primary: June 5, 2018
New Mexico$4,188,316$7,885,342House and Senate primary: June 5, 2018
New York$49,579,638$19,085,544House and Senate primary: June 26, 2018
North Carolina$21,375,712N/AHouse primary: May 8, 2018
North Dakota$1,385,625$14,117,055Senate primary: June 12, 2018
Ohio$25,661,041$29,356,255House general election: Aug. 7, 2018
Oklahoma$5,258,400N/APrimary runoff: Aug. 28, 2018
Oregon$9,094,690N/AHouse primary: May 15, 2018
Pennsylvania$40,309,895$22,334,943House and Senate primary: May 15, 2018
Rhode Island$2,110,122$6,637,907Senate primary: Sept. 12, 2018
South Carolina$10,809,835N/APrimary runoff: June 26, 2018
South Dakota$1,248,025N/APrimary runoff: Aug. 14, 2018
Tennessee$16,810,198$16,458,437Senate primary: Aug. 2, 2018
Texas$54,831,076$47,242,673Special House election: June 30, 2018
Utah$8,466,104$4,892,639House and Senate primary: June 26, 2018
Vermont$649,800$8,549,567Senate primary: Aug. 14, 2018
Virginia$22,090,346$19,047,137House and Senate primary: June 12, 2018
Washington$24,186,995$11,731,218House and Senate primary: Aug. 7, 2018
West Virginia$4,121,284$10,208,154House and Senate primary: May 8, 2018
Wisconsin$21,348,921$26,968,473House and Senate primary: Aug. 14, 2018
Wyoming$621,211$8,427,764Senate primary: Aug. 21, 2018

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