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Election 2010

American Future Fund

American Future Fund has reported spending a total of $9,247,920 on independent campaigning through October 2010, with 100% benefiting Republican candidates. Back to group list.

Incorporated in 2007, the fund runs advertising supporting conservative ideas and candidates. The group is run by Sandra Greiner, a farmer and former Iowa state representative.

Race Week before election Two weeks before election Three weeks before election 2010 Total
Iowa's 1st district
Opposing Bruce Braley (D)
$256,335 $147,290 $461,885 $1,358,173
Massachusetts Senate
Opposing Martha Coakley (D)
$0 $0 $0 $618,000
Colorado's 7th district
Opposing Edwin G. Perlmutter (D)
Supporting Ryan L. Frazier (R)
$0 $4,954 $0 $565,483
Washington's 2nd district
Opposing Rick Larsen (D)
$0 $0 $0 $561,995
Michigan's 7th district
Opposing Mark Schauer (D)
$0 $0 $0 $506,761
Washington's 3rd district
Opposing Dennis Heck (D)
$0 $0 $0 $470,787
Illinois's 17th district
Opposing Phil Hare (D)
$0 $0 $0 $451,742
West Virginia's 1st district
Opposing Mike Oliverio (D)
$0 $0 $0 $445,117
Alabama's 2nd district
Opposing Bobby Bright (D)
$0 $0 $0 $420,112
South Dakota's 1st district
Opposing Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (D)
$0 $0 $0 $383,442
Georgia's 8th district
Opposing Jim Marshall (D)
$0 $0 $0 $351,916
New Mexico's 1st district
Opposing Martin Heinrich (D)
$0 $0 $0 $340,944
Michigan's 1st district
Opposing Gary J. McDowell (D)
$0 $0 $0 $309,957
Indiana's 9th district
Opposing Baron Hill (D)
$0 $0 $0 $255,812
Texas's 17th district
Opposing Chet Edwards (D)
$0 $0 $0 $251,301
Kentucky Senate
Opposing Rand Paul (R)
$0 $0 $0 $242,802
Mississippi's 1st district
Opposing Travis W. Childers (D)
$0 $0 $0 $216,309
Indiana's 5th district
Supporting Dan Burton (R)
$0 $0 $0 $213,500
South Carolina's 5th district
Opposing John M. Spratt Jr (D)
$0 $0 $0 $196,757
Illinois's 14th district
Opposing Bill Foster (D)
$0 $0 $0 $193,453
Arkansas's 1st district
Opposing Chad Causey (D)
$0 $0 $0 $191,057
New Jersey's 3rd district
Opposing John H. Adler (D)
$0 $0 $0 $175,515
Illinois's 11th district
Opposing Deborah Halvorson (D)
$0 $0 $0 $138,979
Arizona's 3rd district
Supporting Steven Carl Moak (R)
$0 $0 $0 $119,835
New York's 13th district
Supporting Michael A. Allegretti (R)
$0 $0 $0 $94,352
Massachusetts's 4th district
Opposing Barney Frank (D)
$60,000 $21,550 $0 $81,550
New Hampshire Senate
Supporting William H. Binnie (R)
$0 $0 $0 $52,315
Massachusetts's 6th district
Opposing John F. Tierney (D)
$39,950 $0 $0 $39,950
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.

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