California's 20th congressional district

Interest groups and political parties reported spending $1,308,101 on independent campaigning in California's 20th congressional district this year, with $746,329 benefiting Republicans and $561,772 benefiting Democrats. Back to race list.

Group Week before election Two weeks before election Three weeks before election Total
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
Opposing Andy Vidak (R)
$406,562 $115,320 $39,683 $561,565
American Crossroads
Opposing Jim Costa (D)
$337,825 $0 $0 $337,825
Center for Individual Freedom
Opposing Jim Costa (D)
$0 $0 $314,023 $314,023
National Rifle Association
Supporting Andy Vidak (R)
$0 $283 $78,495 $78,779
Americans for Limited Government
Opposing Jim Costa (D)
$0 $9,336 $0 $9,336
Right to Life
Supporting Andy Vidak (R)
$1,528 $0 $0 $2,531
60 Plus Association
Opposing Jim Costa (D)
$0 $2,077 $0 $2,077
Revere America
Opposing Jim Costa (D)
$1,759 $0 $0 $1,759
National Treasury Employees Political Action Committee
Supporting Jim Costa (D)
$0 $207 $0 $207
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