2011 pre-election ballot measure campaign contributions

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A total of 34 ballot questions were certified for 9 statewide ballots in 2011, however only 11 ballot measures have had any type of campaign finance activity. A total of $43,706,549.62 was contributed to ballot measures in 2011, according to official reports filed as of October 2011.
For final 2011 ballot measure campaign contribution totals, click here.

Statewide

  • Highest statewide contributions: Washington ($37,540,879.09)
  • Lowest statewide contributions: Mississippi ($65,759.84)

Measures

Issues

  • Highest contribution total: Alcohol ($34,412,103.09)
  • Lowest contribution total: Gambling ($278,363)[2]






NOTE: Campaign contribution reports in various states are still not finalized. After elections take place, post-election campaign contribution numbers will be posted and analyzed.

References

  1. Ballot measures with zero contributions were not included.
  2. Categories with no contributions made towards ballot measures were not considered for this category.

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NOTE: The table below highlights the monetary contributions made in 2011 to both supporting and opposing political action committees before elections took place. The chart below features the contribution totals as of October 2011 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
Arkansas 1 $0 $0 $0
Colorado 1 $419960.87 $12,092 $432,052.87
Louisiana 6 $0 $0 $0
Maine 4 $318,981.07 $220,988.5 $539,969.57
Mississippi 3 $65,512 $247.84 $65,759.84
New Jersey 1 $0 $0 $0
Ohio 3 $162,219.36 $4,965,668.89 $5,127,888.25
Texas 10 $0 $0 $0
Washington 5 $25,753,632.37 $11,787,246.72 $37,540,879.09
Total 34 - - $43,706,549.62

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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 2011. 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.

# Measure Amount
1 Washington Initiative 1183 $34,412,103.09
2 Ohio Issue 2 $4,965,668.89
3 Washington Initiative 1125 $3,676,222.85
4 Washington Initiative 1163 $1,770,904.56
5 Colorado Proposition 103 $432,052.87
6 Maine Question 1 $261,605.84
7 Ohio Issue 3 $162,219.36
8 Maine Question 3 $149,069.95
9 Maine Question 2 $129,293.78
10 Mississippi Initiative 26 $48,885.67
11 Mississippi Initiative 27 $16,875

References

List of ballot measures by topic

NOTE: Only measures with campaign contributions for 2011 ballots were included in the chart below. However, due to the fact that some measures fell into more than one category, some totals may include measures featured under other categories. For a detailed number of measures for the 2011 ballot, please visit the official 2011 ballot measure article. A detailed chart of measures listed under each issue category can be viewed here.

Campaign contribution reports will change post-election. The chart below features the contribution totals as of October 2011 and will be updated once final reports are submitted. Totals are rounded to the nearest dollar.




Issue # measures per issue Support Opposition Total
Alcohol 1 $22,738,021 $11,674,082 $34,412,103
Taxes 8 $3,066,804 $2,380323 $5,448,227
Labor 1 $0 $4,965,669 $4,965,669
Healthcare 3 $1,819,959 $113,165 $1,933,124
Elections 3 $267,782 $10,699 $278,481
Gambling 3 $68,073 $210,290 $278,363

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