Alabama's 5th congressional district

Interest groups and political parties reported spending $8,406 on independent campaigning in Alabama's 5th congressional district this year, with $2,691 benefiting Republicans and $5,715 benefiting Democrats. Back to race list.

Group Week before election Two weeks before election Three weeks before election Total
Congressional Black Caucus
Supporting Stephen Raby (D)
$5,715 $0 $0 $5,715
Right to Life
Supporting Mo Brooks (R)
$2,672 $0 $0 $2,691
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