Alaska Senate race

Interest groups and political parties reported spending $3,261,789 on independent campaigning in the Alaska Senate race this year, with $1,882,694 benefiting Republicans and $2,989 benefiting Democrats. Back to race list.

Group Week before election Two weeks before election Three weeks before election Total
Alaskans Standing Together
Supporting Lisa Murkowski (I)
$0 $250,000 $415,000 $1,260,000
Our Country Deserves Better (teapartyexpress.org)
Opposing Lisa Murkowski (I)
Supporting Joe Miller (R)
$45,813 $11,345 $1,726 $662,787
National Republican Senatorial Committee
Opposing Scott McAdams (D)
Supporting Joe Miller (R)
$161,792 $402,942 $0 $564,734
Club for Growth
Opposing Lisa Murkowski (I)
Supporting Joe Miller (R)
$0 $299,448 $13,315 $318,602
Senate Conservatives Fund
Supporting Joe Miller (R)
$13,897 $100,100 $0 $252,749
International Association of Firefighters
Supporting Lisa Murkowski (I)
$0 $19,037 $0 $43,646
Shee Atika, Inc.
Supporting Lisa Murkowski (I)
$0 $0 $0 $31,298
American Action Network
Supporting Lisa Murkowski (I)
$0 $0 $0 $20,002
Safari Club International
Supporting Joe Miller (R)
$0 $0 $0 $20,000
National Republican Trust
Supporting Joe Miller (R)
$9,500 $7,933 $0 $17,433
Right to Life
Supporting Joe Miller (R)
$7,790 $0 $0 $17,029
Sealaska Corporation
Supporting Lisa Murkowski (I)
$11,195 $0 $0 $11,195
Susan B Anthony List
Opposing Lisa Murkowski (I)
$0 $0 $0 $10,000
Western Representation Pac
Supporting Joe Miller (R)
$0 $1,042 $0 $9,580
National Rifle Association
Supporting Lisa Murkowski (I)
$0 $0 $0 $4,781
Family Research Council
Opposing Lisa Murkowski (I)
Supporting Joe Miller (R)
$4,628 $0 $0 $4,628
Focus on the Family Action
Supporting Joe Miller (R)
$0 $2,650 $0 $2,650
Common Sense Issues
Opposing Lisa Murkowski (I)
Supporting Joe Miller (R)
$0 $0 $0 $2,500
FreedomWorks
Supporting Joe Miller (R)
$2,316 $0 $0 $2,316
NARAL Pro-Choice America
Opposing Lisa Murkowski (I)
Opposing Joe Miller (R)
Supporting Scott McAdams (D)
$175 $0 $0 $175
SOURCES: Federal Election Commission filings; Washington Post research

NOTE: Totals represent spending in calendar year 2010 and will change as new filings are made or information is amended. Data includes "electioneering communication" and electronically-filed "independent expenditure" spending reported to the Federal Election Commission. Spending on "issue ads" targeting candidates will not be included if it is more than 30 days before a primary or more than 60 days before the general election. "Weeks on list" shows the total number of weeks that a group or race has been in the top ten throughout the year.

By T.W. Farnam and Nathaniel Vaughn Kelso -- The Washington Post