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Note: Some totals may have been affected by post-election reports. Check the campaign's most recent C-4 to ensure accuracy.

STATEWIDE INITIATIVES

MOST MONEY SPENT TO SUPPORT AN INITIATIVE (top 5)
MEASURE YEAR AMOUNT SPENT
I-1183 - privatizing liquor sales 2011 $20,242,406
I-1107 - ending sales tax on candy & soda 2010 $16,797,752
I-1631 - carbon emissions fee measure 2018 $16,398,366
Ref 74 - same sex marriage 2012 $14,825,402
I-1240 - charter schools 2012 $11,401,371

 

MOST MONEY SPENT TO OPPOSE AN INITIATIVE (top 5)
MEASURE YEAR AMOUNT SPENT
I-1631 - carbon emissions fee measure 2018 $31,147,414
I-522 - labelling genetically modified food 2013 $24,354,637*
I-1183 - privatizing liquor sales 2011 $12,351,656
Ref 67 - insurance reform 2007 $11,526,117
I-1100 - privatizing liquor sales 2010 $9,170,340

*The total posted here is less than the sum of expenditures by the two opposition committees because those expenditures included a $11 million transfer from the Grocery Manufacturers Association committee to the No on 522 committee. 

 

LEAST MONEY SPENT TO PASS AN INITIATIVE
MEASURE YEAR AMOUNT SPENT
I-316 - mandatory death penalty 1975 $14,006
I-345 - eliminating sales tax on food 1977 $20,865
I-601 - limiting tax increases 1993 $46,433

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STATEWIDE OFFICES

Governor

TOP 5 HIGHEST SPENDERS
NAME YEAR AMOUNT SPENT
McKenna 2012 $13,895,225
Gregoire 2008 $13,728,870
Inslee 2012 $12,372,112
Rossi 2008 $11,592,135
Inslee 2016 $9,955,934

 

TOP 5 COSTLIEST RACES (excludes independent expenditures)
ELECTION YEAR TOTAL AMOUNT SPENT
2012 $26,748,137
2008 $25,333,975
2004 $14,584,1986
2016 $13,895,450
2020 $11,032,851

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Other Statewide Offices

MOST MONEY RAISED & SPENT BY A SINGLE CANDIDATE (top 5)
NAME YEAR OFFICE SOUGHT AMOUNT SPENT
Ferguson 2020 Attorney General $4,325,639
McKenna 2008 Attorney General $1,882,960
Ferguson 2012 Attorney General $1,683,474
Dunn 2012 Attorney General $1,622,086
McKenna 2004 Attorney General

$1,254,320

 

MOST MONEY SPENT BY ALL CANDIDATES FOR A SINGLE POSITION
ELECTION YEAR OFFICE SOUGHT TOTAL AMOUNT SPENT

2020

Attorney General

$5,514,554

2012 Attorney General $4,191,068
2004 Attorney General $3,378,641
2008 Attorney General $2,473.177
2008 Commissioner of Public Lands $1,765,169

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Senate

TOP 5 HIGHEST SPENDERS
NAME LEG DIST YEAR AMOUNT SPENT
Englund 45 2017 $1,624,782
Dhingra 45 2017 $1,526,733
Connelly 27 2012 $1,031,022
Hill 45 2014 $991,363
Nobles 28 2020 $966,684

 

TOP 5 COSTLIEST RACES (excludes independent expenditures)
NAMES LEG DIST YEAR TOTAL SPENT
Englund, Dhingra 45 2017 $3,151,515
Nobles, O'Ban 28 2020 $1,809,057
Hill, Isenhower 45 2014 $1,493,175
Angel, Schlicher 26 2013 $1,354,178
Darnielle, Connelly 27 2012 $1,297,462

 

MOST MONEY SPENT TO DEFEAT AN INCUMBENT (by year)
YEAR AMOUNT OPPONENTS DIST
2020 $966,684 Nobles over O'Ban 28
2006 $560,081 Marr over Benson 6
2018 $492,660 Wilson over Miloscia 30
2016 $484,530 Wellman over Litzow 41
2010 $438,352 Baumgartner over Marr 6

 

MOST MONEY SPENT TO WIN AN OPEN SEAT (by year)
YEAR AMOUNT NAME DIST
2017 $1,526,733 Dhingra 45
2018 $650,822 Randall 26
2016 $558,723 Wilson  17
2006 $425,249 Kilmer 26
2014 $407,105 Miloscia 30

 

LEAST SPENT TO WIN A CONTESTED RACE (by year)
YEAR AMOUNT NAME DIST
2020 $15,249 Lovelett 40
2010 $26,649 Kline 37
2006 $39,755 Morton 7
2016 $54,005 Darneille 27
2014 $55,057 Chase 32

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State House

TOP 5 HIGHEST SPENDERS
NAME LEG DIST YEAR AMOUNT SPENT
Paul 10 2020 $433,514
Hickel 30 2015 $411,524
Gregory 30 2015 $395,077
Frasier 19 2018 $388,080
Ramos 5 2018 $375,713

 

TOP 5 COSTLIEST RACES
NAMES LEG DIST YEAR TOTAL SPENT
Hickel, Gregory 30 2015 $805,601
Shewmake, Sefzik 42 2020 $805,126
Paul, Bruch 10 2020 $803,210
Berg, James 44 2020 $672,675
Callan, Graves 5 2018 $672,098

 

MOST MONEY SPENT TO DEFEAT AN INCUMBENT (by year)
YEAR AMOUNT OPPONENTS DIST
2018 $362,745 Leavitt over Muri 28
2020 $350,630 Rule over Van Werven 42
2016 $329,833 Hickel over Reeves 30
2018 $324,633 Entenman over Hargrove 47
2018 $323,003 Callan over Graves 5

 

MOST MONEY SPENT TO WIN AN OPEN SEAT (by year)
YEAR AMOUNT NAME DIST
2020 $390,613 Berg 44
2020 $378,892 Berry 36
2018 $375,713 Ramos 5
2020 $354,675 Gilday 10
2012 $340,771 Habib 48

 

LEAST SPENT TO WIN A CONTESTED RACE (by year)
YEAR AMOUNT NAME DIST
2020 $14,576 Sutherland 39
2006 $20,464 Dunn 17
2018 $22,377 McCaslin 4
2018 $22,928 Eslick 39
2010 $23,089 Darneille 27