Arizona's 5th congressional district

Interest groups and political parties reported spending $4,024,257 on independent campaigning in Arizona's 5th congressional district this year, with $1,997,262 benefiting Republicans and $2,026,996 benefiting Democrats. Back to race list.

Group Week before election Two weeks before election Three weeks before election Total
National Republican Congressional Committee
Opposing Harry E. Mitchell (D)
$81,827 $319,624 $383,663 $1,145,283
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
Opposing David Schweikert (R)
$281,172 $237,366 $249,176 $1,089,934
National Education Association
Opposing David Schweikert (R)
$0 $0 $0 $650,000
60 Plus Association
Opposing Harry E. Mitchell (D)
$0 $6,990 $12,261 $417,090
America's Families First Action Fund
Opposing David Schweikert (R)
$23,964 $101,246 $80,000 $267,316
Club for Growth
Opposing Harry E. Mitchell (D)
Supporting David Schweikert (R)
$151,365 $1,917 $0 $153,283
Super PAC for America
Opposing Harry E. Mitchell (D)
$0 $89,794 $0 $89,794
Friends of John McCain
Supporting David Schweikert (R)
$0 $80,472 $0 $80,472
National Rifle Association
Supporting David Schweikert (R)
$0 $643 $51,580 $52,223
American Academy of Ophthalmology
Supporting David Schweikert (R)
$0 $35,292 $0 $35,292
America Votes
Opposing David Schweikert (R)
$0 $14,633 $0 $14,633
Right to Life
Supporting David Schweikert (R)
$3,800 $0 $0 $13,039
Susan B Anthony List
Opposing Harry E. Mitchell (D)
$0 $9,484 $0 $9,484
NARAL Pro-Choice America
Opposing David Schweikert (R)
Supporting Harry E. Mitchell (D)
$0 $23 $0 $5,112
Revere America
Opposing Harry E. Mitchell (D)
$1,302 $0 $0 $1,302
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