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Election 2010

American Action Network

American Action Network has reported spending a total of $16,058,618 on independent campaigning through October 2010, with 96% benefiting Republican candidates. Back to group list.

Former Senator Norm Coleman and Douglas Holtz-Eakin, policy adviser to Senator John McCain's presidential campaign, founded the network to promote center-right policy. The group is less ideologically conservative than most new outfits but has also benefited from a wave of anti-Obama sentiment among conservatives.

Race Week before election Two weeks before election Three weeks before election 2010 Total
Virginia's 11th district
Opposing Gerry Connolly (D)
$950,000 $0 $850,000 $1,800,000
Colorado's 7th district
Opposing Edwin G. Perlmutter (D)
$0 $725,000 $725,000 $1,450,000
Pennsylvania's 12th district
Opposing Mark Critz (D)
$177,310 $435,000 $435,000 $1,047,310
Ohio's 6th district
Opposing Charlie Wilson (D)
$0 $505,000 $505,000 $1,010,000
Connecticut's 5th district
Opposing Chris Murphy (D)
$137,900 $379,000 $485,000 $1,001,900
New Mexico's 1st district
Opposing Martin Heinrich (D)
$449,730 $275,000 $275,000 $999,730
New Hampshire Senate
Opposing Paul W. Hodes (D)
Supporting Kelly A. Ayotte (R)
$0 $0 $0 $854,790
Massachusetts's 10th district
Opposing William R. Keating (D)
$0 $0 $849,909 $849,909
South Dakota's 1st district
Opposing Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (D)
$146,135 $231,000 $462,000 $839,135
Oregon's 5th district
Opposing Kurt Schrader (D)
$0 $390,000 $350,000 $740,000
Nevada's 3rd district
Opposing Dina Titus (D)
$0 $0 $705,000 $705,000
Pennsylvania's 7th district
Opposing Bryan Lentz (D)
$0 $0 $703,409 $703,409
Illinois's 10th district
Opposing Dan Seals (D)
$0 $0 $659,909 $659,909
West Virginia's 1st district
Opposing Mike Oliverio (D)
$149,700 $225,000 $225,000 $599,700
Michigan's 7th district
Opposing Mark Schauer (D)
$0 $0 $370,000 $370,000
Indiana's 2nd district
Opposing Joe Donnelly (D)
$0 $199,000 $120,000 $319,000
Wisconsin Senate
Opposing Russ Feingold (D)
$0 $0 $0 $290,395
Minnesota's 1st district
Opposing Timothy J. Walz (D)
$99,975 $0 $175,000 $274,975
Wisconsin's 8th district
Opposing Steve Kagen (D)
$0 $130,000 $130,000 $260,000
Virginia's 5th district
Opposing Tom Perriello (D)
$0 $49,000 $185,000 $234,000
Virginia's 9th district
Opposing Rick Boucher (D)
$0 $0 $226,000 $226,000
Arkansas's 1st district
Opposing Chad Causey (D)
$0 $0 $104,955 $104,955
Connecticut's 4th district
Opposing Jim Himes (D)
$0 $0 $75,000 $75,000
Pennsylvania's 10th district
Supporting Tom Marino (R)
$0 $21,500 $0 $21,500
Alaska Senate
Supporting Lisa Murkowski (I)
$0 $0 $0 $20,002
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
 

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