Thinking Comparatively
Thinking Comparatively
Federal and Texas Campaign Contribution Limits
 
Federal and Texas Campaign Contribution Limits
Donors US-Presidential and Congressional Elections Texas-Statewide and Legislative Elections Texas Judicial Elections
  Recipients Special Limits Recipients
  Candidate Committee PAC1 State, District, and Local Party Committee2 National Party Committee3   Candidate Committees, PACs, Party Committees Candidate Committees
Individual $2,000* per election
 
$5,000 per year

 
$10,000 per year combined limit $25,000* per year

 
Biennial limit of $95,000*
($37,500 to all candidates and $57,5005 to all PACs and parties)
Unlimited


 
$1,000-5,000 per election depending on judicial district population8
State, District and Local Party Committee2 $5,000 per election combined limit $5,000 per year combined limit Unlimited transfers to other party committees   Unlimited
 
$5,000-25,000 per election9
National Party Committee3 $5,000 per election $5,000 per year Unlimited transfers to other party committees $35,000* to Senate candidate per campaign6 Unlimited
 
PAC, Multicandidate7 $5,000 per election $5,000 per year $5,000 per year combined limit $15,000 per year   Unlimited
 
PAC, not Multicandidate7 $2,000* per election $5,000 per year
 
$10,000 per year combined limit $25,000* per year
 
  Unlimited

 
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Source: Federal Election Commission; Texas Ethics Commission; Armstrong and Strama. (full source, footnotes *, 1-9)