California's 45th congressional district

Interest groups and political parties reported spending $115,773 on independent campaigning in California's 45th congressional district this year, with $107,130 benefiting Republicans and $8,643 benefiting Democrats. Back to race list.

Group Week before election Two weeks before election Three weeks before election Total
Humane Society
Supporting Mary Bono Mack (R)
$0 $96,754 $10,376 $107,130
California's Future
Supporting Stephen P. Pougnet (D)
$4,472 $0 $0 $4,472
NARAL Pro-Choice America
Opposing Mary Bono Mack (R)
Supporting Stephen P. Pougnet (D)
$0 $0 $0 $4,172
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