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Donations to 2006 ballot measure campaigns

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In 2006, 226 statewide ballot measures were on the ballot in 37 states. 97 (or 42.9%) of these ballot measures had no campaign finance activity associated with them, while 129 (or 57.1%) of these ballot measures did have campaign finance activity associated with them.[1]

A total of $661,158,176 was contributed to the 129 ballot measures that did attract campaign donations on one or both sides. 56% (or $369,829,152) of the overall $661,158,176 was donated to California campaigns.

Contributions to "yes" campaigns came in at an annual total of $354,908,527, outpacing the year's total contributions to "no" campaigns of $306,249,654.

In 11 states, over $10 million was donated. In five states, over $20 million was donated, with the top 5 states being:

State Total donations
California $369,829,153
Missouri $51,921,517
Ohio $43,308,752
Arizona $32,528,477
Rhode Island $23,313,283

Chart of all states

State
# of ballot measures Donations
Without donations With donations Total In favor Against Total
Alabama 4 0 4 $0 $0 $0
Alaska 1 3 4 $17,198 $3,056,854 $3,074,052
Arizona 1 18 19 $24,602,579 $7,925,901 $32,528,477
Arkansas 1 1 2 $3,441 $9,475 $12,916
California 0 15 15 $169,641,868 $200,187,284 $369,829,152
Colorado 2 12 14 $4,514,597 $11,964,996 $16,479,592
Florida 3 3 6 $8,452,184 $0 $8,452,184
Georgia 8 1 9 $15,874 $0 $15,874
Hawaii 5 0 5 $0 $0 $0
Idaho 1 4 5 $3,148,258 $955,775 $4,104,034
Louisiana 21 0 21 $0 $0 $0
Maine 1 1 2 $503,115 $2,079,919 $2,583,034
Maryland 3 1 4 $25,375 $0 $25,375
Massachusetts 0 3 3 $10,219,074 $5,580,633 $15,799,707
Michigan 0 5 5 $7,433,678 $9,252,799 $16,686,479
Minnesota 0 1 1 $3,966,912 $2,537,229 $6,504,141
Missouri 2 4 6 $41,396,939 $10,524,577 $51,921,517
Montana 1 2 3 $390,654 $99,715 $490,368
Nebraska 2 8 10 $3,397,888 $2,623,338 $6,021,225
Nevada 3 7 10 $7,470,328 $1,966,908 $9,437,235
New Hampshire 1 1 2 $46,101 $0 $46,101
New Jersey 3 0 3 $0 $0 $0
New Mexico 7 0 7 $0 $0 $0
North Dakota 3 2 5 $32,257 $30,804 $63,061
Ohio 0 4 4 $33,559,793 $9,748,960 $43,308,752
Oklahoma 3 1 4 $14,750 $0 $14,750
Oregon 0 10 10 $5,399,198 $13,098,485 $18,497,682
Pennsylvania 1 0 1 $0 $0 $0
Rhode Island 7 2 9 $18,265,598 $5,047,685 $23,313,283
South Carolina 5 2 7 $116,122 $370,427 $486,549
South Dakota 0 11 11 $6,388,908 $6,534,788 $12,923,693
Tennessee 1 1 2 $299,279 $158,814 $458,094
Utah 1 0 1 $0 $0 $0
Virginia 2 1 3 $415,170 $1,548,139 $1,963,309
Washington 1 3 4 $4,502,138 $6,523,242 $11,025,380
Wisconsin 0 2 2 $669,251 $4,422,907 $5,092,159
Wyoming 3 0 3 $0 $0 $0
Totals: 97 129 226 $354,908,527 $306,249,654 $661,158,176

States with over $10 million

In 11 states, a total of over $10 million was donated.

State Total donations
California $369,829,153
Missouri $51,921,517
Ohio $43,308,752
Arizona $32,528,477
Rhode Island $23,313,283
Oregon $18,497,682
Michigan $16,686,479
Colorado $16,479,592
Massachusetts $15,799,707
South Dakota $12,923,693
Washington $11,025,380

References

  1. Research to collect the information for this chart was collected from Follow The Money.