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The Republican State Committee received $356,216 and spent $319,082. A committee for Senator William Jenner raised $111,938, of which $59,615 went to the State committee.
Two independent committees for Eisenhower raised and spent $34,383.
The Democratic State Committee took in $220,444 and spent $262,887. The party's women's division collected $2,795 and a club supporting Gov. Henry F. Schricker produced $31,874, spending $18,665. Iowa
This year's political campaign was the costliest in Iowa's history. Parties have until December 4 to file formal statements, and full figures have not been posted. Democratic officials estimated their State committee and independent fund-raising groups had spent $97,000 and their county committees an additional $90,000, a total of $187,000. A Republican spokesman estimated his party had spent $250,000. Kansas
On the basis of rough estimates, politicians and their parties spent $545,000 on the 1952 election. This was divided as follows: $202,450 by the Democrats, $339,600 by Republicans and the remainder by independent groups. State law requires full filing by December 4, but only scattered official reports were cbtainable yesterday. Kentucky
Preliminary figures indicate that the bill for Kentucky's elections has reached a total of $402,000. Reports do not have to be filed until December 6, but on the basis of those already in, and estimates of party officials, the Republicans spent about $255,000 and the Democrats about $155,000.
Neither major parties received aid from their national committees but each sent part of its collected funds to the higher groups. The Republicans passed on $20,000 and the Democrats $32,000. The latter was raised by $5 gifts.
The Citizens for Eisenbower spent $12,500 in Louisville, Louisiana
Louisiana has no campaign filing law. Reliable party sources estimated Republican expenditures had been about $175,000 and Democratic spending about $100,000, but it is the opinion of the correspondent that these figures are conservative. Maine
For the Presidential election, less than $3,000 was spent in Maine. The Republicans spent $150 for spot radio announcements, the Democrats $1,980, mostly for direct mail and radio advertising, and the Progressives $643, a total of $2,773.
The important Maine campaigning, however, was for the September 8 election, when the Republicans elected a Governor, a Senator, and three Representatives. In this election Republicans spent $51,127 and Democrats $32.108.
Neither major party received money from national committees, but the Republican congressional candidates received $11,000 from national funds. The Republicans sent to their national committee $43,500 and the Democrats $2,820. An Eisenhower committee spent $4,000 in preconvention activities, nothing in the campaign.
Both parties ignored a State law requiring reports on campaign expenditures within 15 days after an election. Maryland
Reports filed by Maryland political groups indicate that about $270,000 was spent in the political campaign. Reports were due November 24, but no accurate totals were available yet. The Democratic State committee indicated that its expenditures totaled $118,158, while the Republican State central committee reported expenses of $45,138, exclusive of independent committees and congressional races Volunteers for Stevenson and Citizens for Eisenhower each spent $10,000. In addition to the latter the Citizens for Eisenhower and Nixon spent $10,400. Massachusetts
The generally accepted figure on the cost of the campaign is $2,000,000, an estimate first made by Charles Gibbons, Republican, who is slated to be the next speaker of the Massachusetts House. Attempts to break this figure down have met with stalling tactics, including outright refusal to divulge figures.
Candidates are required to file expense reports by November 18, while committees have until next Thursday. As the latter deadline approaches the existence of a number of industry committees for the election of Representative John F. Kennedy to the Senate is being disclosed.
Mr. Kennedy reported spending $15,866 to defeat his opponent, Senator Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr., who reported spending $11,000, both well within the $20,000 limit imposed by State law.
A Committee for Improvement of the Textile Industry spent $62,487 for Mr. Kennedy. A Committee for Improvement of the Massachusetts Shoe Industry similarly spent $44,500. A Committee To Improve the Fishing Industry spent $45,587. A Build Massachusetts Committee spent $61,421 for Mr. Kennedy.
Contributions of $1,000 to each of these committees were attributed to the parents and to each of five brothers and sisters of the candidate. An Independents for Kennedy Committee spent between $3,000 and $4,000. John Ford, treasurer of the official Kennedy Committee, refused to disclose any expenditures before filing his report. Without this, known spending for the Senator-elect was $233,861.
Senator Lodge was aided by a Committee for the Elimination Vaste in Government, which spent $58,413.
The Republican State Committee acknowledged having spent about $750,000 on the campaign, and reported a deficit of $76,000. State Democratic officials pleaded they had no idea on expenses and said auditors were working to meet the Thursday deadline. Citizens for Eisenhower spent about $40,000. Stevenson Volunteers could make no estimate. Michigan
Reports filed by major party organizations indicate campaign spending might have hit the $2,000,000 mark in Michigan. The Republicans are known to have spent $1,456,835 and the Democrats $289,104. While these figures include some spending by Wayne County (Detroit) organizations, they do not include spending in the 82 other counties, nor a full accounting of the sale of $5 Stevenson certificates. The correspondent reported there was ample evidence that the amounts reported accounted for no more than a fraction of the totals actually spent.
The Republican State Committee spent $358,000, sent $60,550 to the national committee, $66,500 to the National Republican Congressional Committee and $17,000 to the National Senatorial Committee. It contributed $40,400 directly to congressional candidates.
Wayne County Republicans collected $261,213 before the primary and $697,467 after, a total of $958,680. The contributor list reads like a Who's Who in industry and finance, with 90 individual contributions of $1,000 or more listed in a 5pound report. One item shows $37,500 spent on one Eisenhower rally.
The Wayne County Democratic organization reported spending $8,253. The Democratic State Committee spent $137,551 and has unpaid bills of $21,360. Volunteers for Stevenson spent $23,000 in Detroit. Senator Blair Moody and several committees working for him reported having raised $98,940. The Senator's personal report listed expenses of $37,224, while the Wayne County Committee for his campaign spent $36,224. Minnesota
Minnesota's major political parties spent $415,000, based on incomplete returns and the estimates of party leaders.
Republican finance officials said $240,000 had been used in State, national, and local races. Because of a smaller spending for the gubernatorial and United States senatorial campaigns, this was less than in 1948.
The coalition of Democratic and Farmer-Labor parties spent about $175,000 on all races.
Neither side reported contributions to its national party, but the Republicans received $8,000 from their national headquarters for congressional races. Mississippi
W. G. Johnson, Jr., chairman of Democrats for Eisenhower, said his organization's spending totaled $36,500. Gov. Hugh White, who headed the Democratic campaign organization, said expenditures for the Stevenson ticket were under $200,000.
Republicans in Missouri spent at least $448,648 in the national campaign while the Democrats paid out a minimum of $292,274, it was indicated by the best figures currently available. Leaders of both parties said they could have spent much more if they could have collected it.
Actual expenditures of both parties may safely be presumed to have been considerably higher than those indicated above. It is generally agreed that campaign costs in Missouri were about the same as in previous elections. Democrats had a harder than usual time in getting funds from their usual sources, particularly in Kansas City. Indecisive leadership in one key Republican post resulted in much Eisenhower money going to the national rather than to the State group.
Party officials reported the Republican State Committee had spent around $250,000, the Democratic committee $78,124. Because of a 30-day deadline, few reports have been filed. In St. Louis city and county Republican groups spent at least $141,048 and Democratic groups $164,450. In Jackson County (Kansas City) Republican spending was $99,000 and Democratic $60,000.
An aide to Senator-elect Stuart Symington said $4,000 had been spent in the election and $15,000 in the primary contest for which friends had raised between $60,000 and $70,000. His opponent, Senator James P. Kem, Republican, spent about $16,000 on the November election aside from traveling costs, an aide said. Montana
Finance chairman for Montana political parties reported $45,622 had been spent in the recent campaign. Added to this is $256,501 spent by individual candidates from both parties, $14,598 by independent organizatiotns, and $2,750 by 22 candidates for district judicial offices, a total of $273,849.
The only available breakdown of these funds revealed that the Republican State organization spent $37,014 and the Democrats $8,608. Nebraska
Republicans in Nebraska outcollected their Democratic rivals 5 to 1 and outspent them by about 3 to 1.
Reports filed with the secretary of state revealed that a total of $135,226 had been spent. Of this, the Republicans spent $99,578 on national, State, and local races, and the Democrats $35,648.
Republicans also contributed $57,600 to the National Republican Finance Committee.
Democrats, on the other hand, received $7,324 from their national committee but, despite this, had a deficit of $10,000, now secured by a loan from a Lincoln bank. Two thousand dollars of it has since been repaid. Nevada
Spending at the State level was about $50,000. The heaviest candidate spending was by Senator George W. Malone, Republican, whose campaign cost about $32,000. His defeated Democratic opponent, Thomas Mechling, said he had spent $4,000. Representative-elect Cliff Young, Republican, also reported spend. ing $4,000. The Republican State Committee collected $13,480. William J. Crowell, State Democratic chairman, said he had spent $700, Volunteers for Stevenson about $1,600. New Hampshire
The Republican State Committee reported spending $51,000, of which $20,000 was sent to national party headquarters. The Democratic State Committee reported it spent $9,000. Two candidates for the House spent jointly $4,000. Aside from this, the preferential primary in February is understood to have cost the Eisenhower forces $65,000 and the Taft forces $50,000. Spending was the highest ever reported.
The State Legislative Council is recommending to the new legislature a $100,000 ceiling biennially for State political committees. The present ceiling is $25,000, but there are many categories of exemptions. The council also would require reports of spending in presidential primaries. New Jersey
Reports and informed estimates of spending down to the local level indicate the New Jersey campaign cost about $1,500,000, but this figure is probably low.
The State Republican committee had a fund of $594,000, from which it disbursed $210,000 to the national committee and $237,600 to counties, with $40,000 remaining for office expenses. At $100 a district, county spending by Repub
licans was $385,0000, or $147,400 above the State committee allocation. Eisenhower clubs sent about $39,000 to the national organization, spent $9,000 on headquarters, and 150 local clubs raised and spent about $200 each.
The Democrat campaign was run by the National Democratic Club, which had about $150,000, but spent part of this on preliminary expenses only indirectly related to the campaign. The inactive State Democratic Committee spent about $3,000, an official reported, and at $75 a district, Democrats spent about $290,000 on the local level. The AFL spent $10,000, and the CIO $67,000, to help the Democratic cause. Stevenson Volunteers raised $20,000.
Senator H. Alexander Smith, Republican, reported spending $23,000 aside from State and national committee help. His defeated opponent, Archibald S. Alexander, reported spending $23,310. Republican llouse candidates spent $57,610, and their Democratic opponents $11,153. County officer campaigns cost about $50,000. New Mexico
Official filings in New Mexico will be made next Thursday. Joseph B. Grant, Democratic State treasurer, estimated the State committee's outlay was about $100,000 and said there was a deficit of $4,500. Fred W. Moxey, State Republican chairman, said is State committee's spending had been upward of $60,000 and that there was a balance on hand of $230. Neither party received any aid from their national committees. New York
The Nation's largest State continued to rank near the top when it came to political expenditures.
The two major parties, with only their State committees and major campaign committees reporting, listed expenditures totaling $1,799,171. Added to these were outlays of $39,696 by the Liberals, $60,327 by the American Labor Party, $58,192 by the CIO, $6,300 by the State Communist Party, and other smaller contributions by nonpartisan groups, bringing the total reported expenditures to $1,977,188.
These figures do not include expenditures by individual candidates for the State's 45 congressional and 2 senatorial seats. Nor do they include those for the 206 seats in the legislature and the scores of State judicial posts. These accounts, due November 24, are still straggling in to local election boards. When totaled, they should reach another $1,000,000 or more.
The State Republican Committee and the United Republican Finance Committee listed total outlays of $875,613. Added to these were $64,882 by the Kings County Republicans, $95,405 by the New York County Republicans, and $25,351 by individual campaign committees. Together these totaled $1,061,251.
The Democratic State Committee and the Volunteers for Stevenson spent $648,601. In addition, Bronx Democrats listed costs of $41,470 and the Queens Democrats of $34,719. These, plus the CIO and individual groups, gave a total of $796,112.
Both major parties listed debts. The Republicans showed $50,000 owed to the Manufacturers Trust Co. and the Democrats $16,345 owed to the Bronx Democrats.
Most of each party's expenditures, excluding normal costs for campaign workers and headquarters, were for television and radio time. The Republicans listed $227,290 to the firm of Batten, Barton, Dustine & Osborne plus $20,844 to other agencies. The Volunteers for Stevenson listed $122,457 for radio and televison, and $16,494 in similar expenses by the State committee. North Carolina
In the costliest election in North Carolina's history, the Democratic State Executive Committee reported it had spent $100,062, while the State Republican Committee reported spending $32.005. The State Citizens for Eisenhower set its expenditures officially at $17,341.
Informed estimates of spending at the local level indicated the Democrats had spent $30,000, the Republicans $30,000, and the Citizens for Eisenhower $25,000. These are regarded as conservative. The League of Women Voters estimated it had spent $3,500 to get out the vote and that the value of donated radio and television time had been many times that amount.
Campaign spending in traditionally Republican North Dakota amounted to about $32,500, with Republicans spending $36,000 and the Democrats $16,500. In addition, Republicans sent $27,216 to their national committee. Practically nothing was spent in the senatorial race because Senator William Langer was looked on with favor by the Democrats, who gave little support to their own candidate. The figures above, estimated by party officials, are regarded by them as liberal. Ohio
E pense accounts filed with the secretary of state showed about $2,691,598 spent by both parties and other organizations in the Ohio campaign. Except for $967,489 given to Republican county organizations and $175,000 sent to the Republican National Committee, this spending was at the State level and the total figure does not purport to include what was spent locally.
Expense accounts for candidates and committees on the local level are filed with the 88 county election boards and were not obtainable for the survey. In one county Franklin (Columbus) Republican spending was estimated at $50,000, including $16,362 raised locally.
In compiling the State totals the correspondent made every effort to eliminate duplications, but some probably remain.
The State Republican Finance Committee received $2,031,494 and has a balance of $10,105. It used $120,000 for its operating expenses. Among disbursements was $657,400 to the State executive committee for the State campaign.
Three Democratic State organizations reported expenses of $49,831, including à $773 deficit. Labor and independent political groups reported total spending of $165,083. Oklahoma
The Republican State committee spent $123,325 on its own, sent $68,527 to the national committee, and gave county organizations $54,825, a total of $246,677. Citizens for Eisenhower spent $35,000 more. The Democratic State committee spent $98,776 and sent $55,629 to the national committee, a total of $154,405. Citizens for Stevenson spent $11,863.
County organizations raised funds spent primarily in support of county tickets and there is no estimate available on which this would add to the total.
The campaign costs were regarded as light in comparison with what is usually spent for a State-wide Democratic primary. The bulk of spending went for radio and television time. Oregon
Oregon campaign costs, excluding all county and city races except those for mayor and city councilmen in Portland, exceeded $1,000,000.
Statements filed with the State election bureau revealed that the Republicans had spent $221,728 for General Eisenhower and $35,686 for State candidates. The Democrats spent $23,988 for Governor Stevenson and $32,070 for State candidates.
Nonpartisan campaigns, principally in Portland, cost $56,690, and $637,669 was spent supporting or opposing measures on the ballot. Independent groups for either candidate accounted for the remainder. Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania is near the top of the list in campaign spending. The filing deadline is next Thursday. A State Election Bureau official estimated 1952 reports would show spending of $4,000,000. He based this on the wider use of television and cost increases since 1948, when $3,000,000 was spent.
Republican spending of $2,334,023 and $428,270 by the Democrats at the State level is known. This includes some local spending from State Republican contributions and Democratic spending in Philadelphia. In Pittsburgh and Harrisburg neither political parties nor independent groups were willing to give even rough estimates and the same resistance was encountered from the Republican Central Campaign Committee in Philadelphia.
Frank C. P. McGlinn, executive secretary of the Republican State Finance Committee, said “roughly” $2,000,000 had been spent in the state by Republicans