Arizona's 8th congressional district

Interest groups and political parties reported spending $1,123,479 on independent campaigning in Arizona's 8th congressional district this year, with $876,498 benefiting Republicans and $246,982 benefiting Democrats. Back to race list.

Group Week before election Two weeks before election Three weeks before election Total
60 Plus Association
Opposing Gabrielle Giffords (D)
$10,472 $64,780 $133,364 $348,954
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Opposing Gabrielle Giffords (D)
$0 $161,907 $0 $161,907
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
Opposing Jesse Kelly (R)
$140,099 $0 $0 $140,099
Friends of John McCain
Supporting Jesse Kelly (R)
$1,652 $91,872 $0 $93,524
Super PAC for America
Opposing Gabrielle Giffords (D)
$0 $89,794 $0 $89,794
Campaign for Working Families
Supporting Gabrielle Giffords (D)
$0 $0 $71,296 $71,296
Arizonans Working Together
Opposing Jesse Kelly (R)
Supporting Jonathan Paton (R)
$0 $0 $0 $49,105
National Rifle Association
Supporting Jesse Kelly (R)
$0 $643 $38,303 $38,946
Women Vote!
Opposing Jesse Kelly (R)
Supporting Gabrielle Giffords (D)
$20,904 $10,653 $0 $31,557
Americans for Limited Government
Opposing Gabrielle Giffords (D)
$0 $29,602 $0 $29,602
Family Research Council
Opposing Gabrielle Giffords (D)
$0 $0 $0 $18,177
Americans for Responsible Health Care
Opposing Gabrielle Giffords (D)
$0 $0 $0 $13,073
Right to Life
Supporting Jesse Kelly (R)
$3,071 $0 $0 $11,569
Susan B Anthony List
Opposing Gabrielle Giffords (D)
$0 $9,172 $0 $9,172
Focus on the Family Action
Opposing Gabrielle Giffords (D)
$0 $6,711 $0 $6,711
Revere America
Opposing Gabrielle Giffords (D)
$4,273 $0 $0 $4,273
MoveOn.org
Supporting Gabrielle Giffords (D)
$0 $2,181 $0 $2,370
Club for Growth
Supporting Jesse Kelly (R)
$0 $1,689 $0 $1,689
NARAL Pro-Choice America
Opposing Jesse Kelly (R)
Supporting Gabrielle Giffords (D)
$0 $24 $24 $1,659
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