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Election 2010

American Crossroads

American Crossroads has reported spending a total of $38,114,259 on independent campaigning through October 2010, with 100% benefiting Republican candidates. Back to group list.

One of the most prominent groups created in the 2010 election cycle, American Crossroads has announced plans to spend $50 million on the elections. Former Bush administration political advisers Karl Rove and Ed Gillespie have joined as advisers to and fundraisers for the group.

Race Week before election Two weeks before election Three weeks before election 2010 Total
Colorado Senate
Opposing Michael F. Bennet (D)
Supporting Ken Buck (R)
$1,236,423 $1,190,101 $938,261 $6,167,671
Illinois Senate
Opposing Alexander Giannoulias (D)
$1,033,183 $1,202,218 $1,171,602 $5,606,835
Washington Senate
Opposing Patty Murray (D)
Supporting Dino Rossi (R)
$1,409,199 $1,661,286 $288,634 $4,666,943
Missouri Senate
Opposing Robin Carnahan (D)
Supporting Roy Blunt (R)
$168,972 $1,271,227 $521,854 $4,120,921
Nevada Senate
Opposing Harry Reid (D)
Supporting Sharron E. Angle (R)
$771,205 $1,395,559 $659,935 $3,874,505
Florida Senate
Opposing Charlie Crist (I)
Supporting Marco Rubio (R)
$19,296 $704,689 $1,162,885 $2,754,416
Kentucky Senate
Opposing Jack Conway (D)
Supporting Rand Paul (R)
$270,008 $630,913 $432,855 $2,305,212
Ohio Senate
Opposing Lee Irwin Fisher (D)
Supporting Rob Portman (R)
$0 $0 $0 $820,605
Pennsylvania Senate
Opposing Joseph A. Sestak, Jr (D)
$0 $0 $1,000 $810,196
New Hampshire Senate
Opposing Paul W. Hodes (D)
Supporting Kelly A. Ayotte (R)
$0 $72,104 $0 $730,434
California's 3rd district
Opposing Ami Bera (D)
$0 $0 $682,324 $682,324
New York's 22nd district
Opposing Maurice Hinchey (D)
$268,546 $0 $265,038 $533,584
New York's 20th district
Opposing Scott Murphy (D)
$255,546 $0 $191,820 $447,366
Ohio's 16th district
Opposing John A. Boccieri (D)
$447,125 $0 $0 $447,125
New York's 25th district
Opposing Dan Maffei (D)
$0 $0 $411,340 $411,340
Indiana's 2nd district
Opposing Joe Donnelly (D)
$250,003 $0 $152,719 $402,722
California's 20th district
Opposing Jim Costa (D)
$337,825 $0 $0 $337,825
Texas's 23rd district
Opposing Ciro D. Rodriguez (D)
$331,600 $0 $0 $331,600
Missouri's 3rd district
Opposing Russ Carnahan (D)
$278,854 $0 $0 $278,854
Tennessee's 4th district
Opposing Lincoln Davis (D)
$272,100 $0 $0 $272,100
West Virginia Senate
Opposing Joe Manchin (D)
$58,854 $207,084 $0 $265,937
North Carolina's 11th district
Opposing Heath Shuler (D)
$252,378 $0 $0 $252,378
North Dakota's 1st district
Opposing Earl Pomeroy (D)
$247,700 $0 $0 $247,700
Florida's 22nd district
Opposing Ron Klein (D)
$0 $0 $215,616 $215,616
Arkansas Senate
Opposing Blanche Lincoln (D)
$63,303 $66,425 $0 $203,269
Hawaii's 1st district
Opposing Colleen Hanabusa (D)
$76,195 $0 $103,532 $179,727
Texas's 17th district
Opposing Chet Edwards (D)
$0 $164,086 $0 $164,086
Georgia's 2nd district
Opposing Sanford D. Bishop Jr (D)
$137,856 $0 $0 $137,856
Ohio's 18th district
Opposing Zachary T. Space (D)
$0 $0 $77,102 $77,102
Nevada's 3rd district
Supporting Joe Heck (R)
$48,994 $18,679 $0 $67,672
West Virginia's 1st district
Opposing Mike Oliverio (D)
$33,439 $33,439 $0 $66,878
Minnesota's 8th district
Opposing James L. Oberstar (D)
$48,546 $0 $0 $48,546
Colorado's 3rd district
Opposing John Salazar (D)
$45,390 $0 $0 $45,390
Washington's 3rd district
Opposing Dennis Heck (D)
$0 $36,200 $0 $36,200
Washington's 2nd district
Opposing Rick Larsen (D)
$0 $31,865 $0 $31,865
West Virginia's 3rd district
Opposing Nick Rahall (D)
$23,407 $8,385 $0 $31,792
Colorado's 7th district
Opposing Edwin G. Perlmutter (D)
Supporting Ryan L. Frazier (R)
$30,166 $0 $0 $30,166
California Senate
Opposing Barbara Boxer (D)
$0 $0 $1,000 $6,000
California's 8th district
Opposing Nancy Pelosi (D)
$0 $0 $0 $2,500
Wisconsin Senate
Opposing Russ Feingold (D)
$0 $0 $1,000 $1,000
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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