California's 18th congressional district

Interest groups and political parties reported spending $666,090 on independent campaigning in California's 18th congressional district this year, with $16,617 benefiting Republicans and $649,473 benefiting Democrats. Back to race list.

Group Week before election Two weeks before election Three weeks before election Total
National Association Of Realtors
Supporting Dennis Cardoza (D)
$0 $0 $317,250 $526,058
American Hospital Association
Supporting Dennis Cardoza (D)
$0 $0 $119,092 $119,092
Americans for Limited Government
Opposing Dennis Cardoza (D)
$0 $11,431 $0 $11,431
National Rifle Association
Supporting Dennis Cardoza (D)
$0 $4,322 $0 $4,322
60 Plus Association
Opposing Dennis Cardoza (D)
$0 $0 $2,859 $2,859
Susan B Anthony List
Opposing Dennis Cardoza (D)
$0 $2,327 $0 $2,327
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