How much does it cost to become a governor?
Gubernatorial races were given special attention in the 2010 election because of the power the office holds for advantageous redistricting in the 2011 session, and as a result found candidates raising amounts of campaign cash that rivaled many federal candidates. To date, governors and governor-elects in all 50 states have raised over $453.7 million on behalf of their campaigns for their current seats, 14 percent of which was provided by the candidates themselves.
See the rest of the Institute’s blog post with a complete list of all 50 state governors and their campaign contribution totals here.
Anne Sherwood, Communications Specialist
National Institute on Money in State Politics