Americans for Job Security

Americans for Job Security has reported spending a total of $8,564,307 on independent campaigning so far this year, with 89% benefiting Republican candidates. Back to group list.


Americans for Job Security is a free-market advocacy group. The group calls itself a business association under the tax code, and its funding sources are unknown.

Race Last week Two weeks ago Three weeks ago Total
Colorado Senate
Opposing Jane Norton (R)
Supporting Ken Buck (R)
$0 $0 $0 $1,553,126
West Virginia Senate
Opposing Joe Manchin (D)
$0 $980,256 $0 $980,256
Arkansas Senate
Opposing Bill Halter (D)
$0 $0 $0 $918,883
North Carolina's 11th district
Opposing Heath Shuler (D)
$0 $0 $0 $750,524
North Carolina's 8th district
Opposing Larry Kissell (D)
$0 $0 $0 $560,086
Colorado's 3rd district
Opposing John Salazar (D)
$0 $0 $0 $498,438
Virginia's 9th district
Opposing Rick Boucher (D)
$11,600 $0 $0 $482,732
New York's 24th district
Opposing Michael Arcuri (D)
$0 $0 $0 $472,720
Massachusetts Senate
Supporting Scott P. Brown (R)
$0 $0 $0 $459,268
Pennsylvania's 4th district
Opposing Jason Altmire (D)
$0 $0 $0 $443,960
North Carolina's 2nd district
Opposing Bob Etheridge (D)
$0 $0 $0 $359,484
Indiana's 8th district
Opposing Trent Van Haaften (D)
$0 $0 $0 $355,161
Pennsylvania's 7th district
Opposing Bryan Lentz (D)
$0 $0 $0 $323,234
Ohio's 18th district
Opposing Zachary T. Space (D)
$0 $0 $0 $160,561
Pennsylvania Senate
Supporting Pat Toomey (R)
$0 $0 $0 $144,200
New Mexico's 2nd district
Opposing Harry Teague (D)
$0 $0 $0 $54,572
Missouri's 7th district
Opposing Billy Long (R)
$0 $0 $0 $44,100
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