House candidates spent more than $6.4 million on such technology.
Most of their money has come from individuals, as it does for most House candidates.
House candidates of major political parties are nominated by primary election in most states.
And they say the voluntary spending limit of $550,000 means very little because the average House candidate spent $312,000 in 1988.
It would make available up to $200,000 in matching funds to House candidates who agree to limit their campaign expenditures to $600,000.
Spending for participating House candidates would have been capped at $600,000 to $750,000.
Those will deal specifically with issues and are tailor-made to help House candidates in individual races.
Many House candidates spend their campaign funds on polling, salaries and advertising.
In 1988, the average victorious House candidate spent nearly $359,000.
The figures show that the House candidates are relying on political action committees slightly more than in 1988.