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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
Ref 74 - same sex marriage 2012 $14,825,402
I-1240 - charter schools 2012 $11,401,371
I-594 - background checks for gun sales/transfers 2014 $11,439,238

 

MOST MONEY SPENT TO OPPOSE AN INITIATIVE (top 5)
MEASURE YEAR AMOUNT SPENT
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
I-892 - expanding non-tribal gambling 2004 $6,639,955

*The total posted here is less than the sum of expenditures by the two opposition committtees 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
1996 $8,883,283

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Other Statewide Offices

MOST MONEY RAISED & SPENT BY A SINGLE CANDIDATE (top 5)
NAME YEAR OFFICE SOUGHT AMOUNT SPENT
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
Goldmark 2008 Commissioner of Public Lands

$1,084,477

 

MOST MONEY SPENT BY ALL CANDIDATES FOR A SINGLE POSITION
ELECTION YEAR OFFICE SOUGHT TOTAL AMOUNT SPENT
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
1992 Attorney General $1,488,960

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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
Litzow 41 2016 $789,955

 

TOP 5 COSTLIEST RACES (excludes independent expenditures)
NAMES LEG DIST YEAR TOTAL SPENT
Englund, Dhingra 45 2017 $3,151,515
Hill, Isenhower 45 2014 $1,493,175
Angel, Schlicher 26 2013 $1,354,178
Darneille, Connelly 27 2012 $1,297,462
Wellman, Litzow 41 2016 $1,274,485

 

MOST MONEY SPENT TO DEFEAT AN INCUMBENT (by year)
YEAR AMOUNT OPPONENTS DIST
2006 $560,081 Marr over Benson 6
2016 $484,530 Wellman over Litzow 41
2010 $438,352 Baumgartner over Marr 6
2012 $411,170 Bailey over Haugen 10
2006 $367,016 Weinstein over Horn 41

 

MOST MONEY SPENT TO WIN AN OPEN SEAT (by year)
YEAR AMOUNT NAME DIST
2017 $1,526,733 Dhingra 45
2016 $558,723 Wilson 17
2006 $425,249 Kilmer 26
2014 $407,105 Miloscia 30
2012 $361,920 Mullett 5

 

LEAST SPENT TO WIN A CONTESTED RACE (by year)
YEAR AMOUNT NAME DIST
2010 $26,649 Kline 37
2006 $39,755 Morton 7
2016 $54,005 Darneille 27
2014 $55,057 Chase 32
2008 $63,259 Regala 27

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State House

TOP 5 HIGHEST SPENDERS
NAME LEG DIST YEAR AMOUNT SPENT
Hickel 30 2015 $411,524
Gregory 30 2015 $395,077
Kilduff 2 2016 $372,405
Habib 48 2012 $340,771
Sizemore 47 2012 $333,861

 

TOP 5 COSTLIEST RACES
NAMES LEG DIST YEAR TOTAL SPENT
Hickel, Gregory 30 2015 $805,601
Burner, Graves, Larson 5 2016 $643,677
Agyekum, Huxford, Lovick 44 2016 $629,520
Dodson, Kelley, Knighton, Pederson, Pure, Street, Sherman 43 2006 $627,794
Bloss, Burbank,  Carlyle 36 2008 $591,110

 

MOST MONEY SPENT TO DEFEAT AN INCUMBENT (by year)
YEAR AMOUNT OPPONENTS DIST
2016 $329,833 Hickel over Reeves 30
2014 $297,979 Wilson over Stonier 17
2006 $232,868 Hurst over Shabro 31
2008 $213,924 Probst over Dunn 17
2010 $199,277 Wilcox over Campbell 2

 

MOST MONEY SPENT TO WIN AN OPEN SEAT (by year)
YEAR AMOUNT NAME DIST
2012 $340,771 Habib 48
2016 $324,630 Fortunato 31
2008 $316,237 Carlyle 36
2014 $269,511 Kilduff 28
2006 $244,435 Kelley 28

 

LEAST SPENT TO WIN A CONTESTED RACE (by year)
YEAR AMOUNT NAME DIST
2014 $70,698 Gregerson 33
2016 $25,978 Klippert 8
2012 $24,355 Hudgins 11
2010 $23,089 Darneille 27
2006 $20,464 Dunn 17