This chart shows the amount of soft and hard money given to each political party for the period 1991-2002. The X-axis indicates each election period; the Y-axis measures the amount of soft and hard money in millions of dollars for each political party. The bars show the types and amounts of money given to each party. Overall, hard money totals exceed soft money totals. Also, the Republican Party has been more successful than the Democratic Party in raising both types of money.