Arkansas Senate race

Interest groups and political parties reported spending $11,749,014 on independent campaigning in the Arkansas Senate race this year, with $456,876 benefiting Republicans and $10,420,293 benefiting Democrats. Back to race list.

Group Week before election Two weeks before election Three weeks before election Total
Service Employees International Union
Opposing Blanche Lincoln (D)
Supporting Bill Halter (D)
$0 $0 $0 $3,068,123
American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees
Opposing Blanche Lincoln (D)
Supporting Bill Halter (D)
$0 $0 $0 $2,049,960
Working America
Opposing Blanche Lincoln (D)
Supporting Bill Halter (D)
$0 $0 $0 $1,310,648
Arkansans for Change
Opposing Blanche Lincoln (D)
Supporting Bill Halter (D)
$0 $0 $0 $1,294,112
Americans for Job Security
Opposing Bill Halter (D)
$0 $0 $0 $918,883
National Association of Manufacturers
Blanche Lincoln (D)
$0 $0 $0 $871,845
Arkansans for Common Sense
Opposing Bill Halter (D)
Supporting Blanche Lincoln (D)
$0 $0 $0 $600,768
Communications Workers of America
Opposing Blanche Lincoln (D)
Supporting Bill Halter (D)
$0 $0 $0 $527,014
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Supporting Blanche Lincoln (D)
$0 $0 $0 $300,000
American Hospital Association
Supporting Blanche Lincoln (D)
$0 $0 $0 $251,456
American Crossroads
Opposing Blanche Lincoln (D)
$63,303 $66,425 $0 $203,269
American Optometric Association
Supporting John Boozman (R)
$0 $0 $0 $100,000
League of Conservation Voters
Opposing Blanche Lincoln (D)
$0 $0 $0 $99,331
Campaign for Working Families
Opposing Blanche Lincoln (D)
$0 $0 $53,992 $53,992
Coalition to Protect Seniors
Opposing Blanche Lincoln (D)
$0 $0 $0 $28,473
National Rifle Association
Supporting John Boozman (R)
$0 $24,621 $0 $24,621
American Academy of Ophthalmology
Supporting John Boozman (R)
$0 $0 $0 $24,500
Right to Life
Supporting John Boozman (R)
$9,002 $0 $6,204 $19,539
Restore America's Voice
Supporting John Boozman (R)
$1,392 $72 $1,018 $2,482
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