American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees

American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees has reported spending a total of $11,688,922 on independent campaigning through October 2010, with 100% benefiting Democratic candidates. Back to group list.

With 1.6 million members largely in the public sector, AFSCME has a larger stake in politics than most unions. The union's PAC has give more than $26 million to candidates since 1990, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.

Race Week before election Two weeks before election Three weeks before election 2010 Total
Arkansas Senate
Opposing Blanche Lincoln (D)
Supporting Bill Halter (D)
$0 $0 $0 $2,049,960
Ohio's 16th district
Opposing James B. Renacci (R)
$409,750 $342,925 $0 $1,587,021
Michigan's 7th district
Opposing Tim Walberg (R)
$462,891 $238,031 $0 $1,450,922
Colorado Senate
Opposing Ken Buck (R)
$528,513 $720,208 $0 $1,248,721
Missouri Senate
Opposing Roy Blunt (R)
$0 $0 $0 $963,691
Nevada's 3rd district
Opposing Joe Heck (R)
$0 $0 $0 $750,000
Pennsylvania's 3rd district
Opposing Mike Kelly (R)
$0 $399,072 $350,928 $750,000
Wisconsin's 8th district
Opposing Reid Ribble (R)
$0 $0 $0 $750,000
Pennsylvania's 8th district
Opposing Michael G. Fitzpatrick (R)
$0 $0 $0 $628,000
Pennsylvania Senate
Opposing Pat Toomey (R)
$0 $400,000 $0 $400,000
Nevada Senate
Opposing Sharron E. Angle (R)
$0 $304,500 $0 $304,500
Washington Senate
Opposing Dino Rossi (R)
$0 $0 $0 $200,000
California's 11th district
Opposing David Jeffrey Harmer (R)
$149,999 $0 $0 $149,999
Wisconsin's 7th district
Opposing Sean P. Duffy (R)
$135,950 $0 $0 $135,950
Colorado's 7th district
Opposing Ryan L. Frazier (R)
$109,000 $0 $0 $109,000
Massachusetts Senate
Supporting Martha Coakley (D)
$0 $0 $0 $100,000
Pennsylvania's 12th district
Opposing Tim Burns (R)
$0 $0 $0 $100,000
Hawaii's 1st district
Supporting Colleen Hanabusa (D)
$0 $0 $0 $11,158
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