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2012 post-election ballot measure campaign contributions

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A total of 188 ballot questions were certified for 39 statewide ballots in 2012, however only 83 ballot measures have had any type of campaign finance activity. A total of $491,026,994.64 was contributed to ballot measures in 2012, according to official reports filed as of December 2012.

Statewide

  • Highest statewide contributions: California ($305,170,217.71)
  • Lowest statewide contributions: Montana ($3,672.65)

Measures Top five:

Bottom five:






NOTE: Campaign contribution reports in various states are still not finalized. During research, it was found that not all reports were filed as of December 20, 2012.

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NOTE: The table below highlights the monetary contributions made in 2012 to both supporting and opposing political action committees before elections took place. The chart below features the contribution totals as of December 2012 and will be updated once final reports are submitted. Totals featured in the chart below are rounded up to the nearest dollar.




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     State with most contributions      State with no reported contributions

State # of measures per state Support Opposition Total
Alabama 12 $877,173 $3,717 $880,890
Arizona 9 $3,783,918 $2,189,765 $5,973,683
Alaska 4 $63,689 $767,995 $831,684
Arkansas 5 $0 $0 $0
California 13 $166,415,417 $138,754,801 $305,170,218
Colorado 3 $2,660,346 $664,834 $3,325,180
Florida 11 $8,699,404 $4,634,273 $13,333,677
Georgia 3 $199,869 $137,662 $337,531
Hawaii 2 $0 $0 $0
Idaho 5 $2,282,657 $3,593,023 $5,875,681
Illinois 1 $565,000 $0 $565,000
Kansas 1 $0 $0 $0
Kentucky 1 $0 $0 $0
Louisiana 9 $0 $0 $0
Maine 5 $7,555,508 $2,499,178 $10,054,686
Maryland 7 $3,555,675 $15,952,991 $19,508,666
Massachusetts 3 $4,507,896 $5,426,007 $9,933,903
Michigan 6 $18,771,851 $10,834,824 $29,606,675
Minnesota 2 $5,203,160 $9,774,657 $14,977,816
Missouri 5 $5,243,719 $246,395 $5,490,114
Montana 5 $3,673 $0 $3,673
Nebraska 4 $41,722 $24,492 $66,214
Nevada 1 $0 $0 $0
New Hampshire 3 $0 $0 $0
New Jersey 2 $0 $0 $0
New Mexico 8 $0 $0 $0
North Carolina 1 $1,192,279 $2,341,165 $3,533,443
North Dakota 9 $963,697 $1,146,942 $2,110,639
Ohio 2 $1,128,186 $0 $1,128,186
Oklahoma 6 $0 $0 $0
Oregon 9 $9,480,157 $7,966,953 $17,447,110
Rhode Island 8 $6,359,057 $29,274 $6,388,331
South Carolina 1 $0 $0 $0
South Dakota 7 $0 $0 $0
Virginia 1 $0 $0 $0
Washington 8 $32,102,454 $3,375,379 $35,477,833
West Virginia 1 $0 $0 $0
Wyoming 3 $0 $0 $0
Total 188 $281,656,505 $210,364,328 $491,026,995


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Rankings

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The following are the rankings for contributions made, both by supporting and opposing campaigns, towards each ballot measure on special, primary and general election ballots in 2012. The order is from most contributed to least. Ballot measures that did not have any contributions made towards it were not included in the rankings.

Note: Not all reports were accessible online.

# Measure Amount
1 California Proposition 30 $104,324,782.03
2 California Proposition 37 $48,893,122.84
3 California Proposition 38 $47,295,437.29
4 California Proposition 39 $28,248,681.46
5 Maryland Question 7 $17,600,883.66
6 Washington Referendum 74 $16,289,575
7 Minnesota Amendment 1 $13,514,637.45
8 Washington Initiative 1240 $11,508,397
9 Maine Question 1 $9,685,604.48
10 Oregon Measure 82 and 83 $8,608,009.85
11 Michigan Proposal 3 $8,509,592.8
12 California Proposition 33 $8,475,339.56
13 Michigan Proposal 2 $8,408,019.79
14 California Proposition 34 $7,365,716.18
15 Michigan Proposal 6 $6,296,850
16 Massachusetts Question 2 $6,236,591
17 Washington Initiative 502 $6,097,222
18 Idaho Propositions 1,2 and 3 $5,839,687.99
19 Missouri Proposition B $5,163,618.75
20 Rhode Island Question 1 $5,079,436.14
21 Florida Amendment 4 $4,701,075
22 Florida Amendment 6 $4,119,747.77
23 Michigan Proposal 5 $3,954,998
24 Arizona Proposal 204 $3,726,675.69
25 North Carolina Amendment 1 $3,533,443.4
26 Florida Amendment 2, 9 and 11 $3,392,754.27
27 Oregon Measure 79 $3,194,152.74
28 California Proposition 35 $3,011,609.4
# Measure Amount
29 California Proposition 36 $2,560,784.26
30 Massachusetts Question 1 $2,544,349.24
31 Oregon Measure 84 $2,538,786.04
32 Colorado Amendment 64 $2,298,575
33 Michigan Proposal 4 $2,228,353.2
34 California Proposition 28 $2,195,123.31
35 Oregon Measure 85 $2,127,012.74
36 Arizona Proposition 121 $1,805,111.9
37 Washington Initiative 1185 $1,471,539
38 Maryland Question 6 $1,468,572.22
39 Minnesota Amendment 2 $1,463,178.97
40 Massachusetts Question 3 $1,152,962
41 Ohio Issue 2 $1,128,186
42 Florida Amendment 8 $1,020,200
43 North Dakota Measure 5 $972,035.52
44 Oregon Measure 81 $911,902.25
45 California Proposition 40 $886,637.25
46 Alabama Amendment 1 $875,037
47 Alaska Ballot Measure 2 $831,684.17
48 Rhode Island Question 7 $729,465.65
49 North Dakota Measure 2 $600,900.41
50 Illinois HJRCA 49 $565,000
51 Colorado Amendment S $546,605
52 Colorado Amendment 65 $480,000
53 North Dakota Measure 3 (Primary) $442,913.4
54 Maryland Question 4 $420,285
55 Rhode Island Question 2 $419,415
56 Missouri Amendment 3 $322,539
# Measure Amount
57 Maine Question 3 $284,131.35
58 Michigan Proposal 1 $208,860.92
59 Georgia Referendum 1 $199,918.67
60 Arizona Proposition 117 $167,900
61 Rhode Island Question 3 $160,014.6
62 Arizona Proposition 115 $145,633.1
63 Georgia Amendment 1 $132,474.97
64 Washington 8223 $111,100
65 Florida Amendment 10 $99,900
66 North Dakota Measure 3 $87,226
67 Maine Question 2 $84,950
68 Oregon Measure 80 $67,246.35
69 California Proposition 29 $66,038,082
70 Arizona Proposition 116 $57,472.89
71 Arizona Proposition 119 $47,087.35
72 Nebraska Amendment 3 $41,721.99
73 Idaho HJR 2 $35,992.63
74 Nebraska Amendment 4 $24,492.26
75 Maryland Question 5 $18,925
76 Arizona Proposition 118 $17,673.75
77 North Dakota Measure 4 (Primary) $7,563.73
78 Arizona Proposition 120 $6,127.15
79 Alabama Amendment 3 $5,853
80 Missouri Proposition A $3,955.8
81 Montana IR 124 $3,672.65
82 Maine Question 4 $1,500
83 Maine Question 5 $1,500

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