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Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2002

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Elections for the office of Pennsylvania's House of Representatives consisted of a primary election date on May 21, 2002 and a general election on November 5, 2002. All 203 seats were up for election.

Campaign contributions

This chart shows how many candidates ran for state house in Pennsylvania in past years and the cumulative amount of campaign spending in state house races, including spending in both primary and general election contests. All figures come from Follow The Money.[1]

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2012 410 $33,351,949
2010 444 $36,502,678
2008 403 $45,787,518
2006 531 $50,730,125
2004 391 $32,641,151
2002 420 $29,793,903
2000 395 $24,838,142

During the 2002 election, the total contributions to the 420 House candidates was $29,793,903. The top 10 contributors were:[2]

2002 Donors, Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Donor Amount
House Republican Campaign Cmte of Pennsylvania $1,892,821
Pennsylvania Democratic Party $1,022,430
House Democratic Campaign Cmte of Pennsylvania $975,761
Pennsylvania Republican Party $681,549
Warshawsky, Bruce J $370,739
David Millner Group $341,032
Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers $294,675
Pennsylvania State Education Association $270,563
Rendell for Governor $222,967
Cmte for a Better Tomorrow $182,500