Honolulu, Hawaii: The Hawaii Campaign Spending Commission has released its analysis of 2010 state legislative campaign spending. The report, which includes data from 1994 onward, tracks the cost of mounting a campaign for the Hawaii State Legislature. The following is a breakdown of the key figures.
- In 1994, the average House candidate spent $17,090. In 2010, the average House candidate spent $20,474. However, this figure is down from 24,237 in 2008 and $25,649 in 2006.
- In 1994, the average Senate candidate spent $40,716. In 2010, the average Senate candidate spent $34,607. This figure is down from $72,537 in 2008 and $54,388 in 2006.
- In 2010, the average House winner spent $39,880. The average House loser spent $10,165.
- In 2010, the average Senate winner spent $$78,823. The average Senate loser spent $13,212.