California's 47th congressional district

Interest groups and political parties reported spending $258,215 on independent campaigning in California's 47th congressional district this year, with $253,484 benefiting Republicans and $4,730 benefiting Democrats. Back to race list.

Group Week before election Two weeks before election Three weeks before election Total
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Opposing Loretta Sanchez (D)
$0 $180,000 $0 $180,000
Lincoln Club of Orange County
Opposing Loretta Sanchez (D)
Supporting Van Tran (R)
$14,925 $1,410 $10,279 $39,981
Americans for Limited Government
Opposing Loretta Sanchez (D)
$14,311 $0 $0 $14,311
Republican Majority Campaign
Supporting Van Tran (R)
$4,170 $0 $0 $4,170
60 Plus Association
Opposing Loretta Sanchez (D)
$0 $4,077 $0 $4,077
FreedomWorks
Supporting Van Tran (R)
$437 $3,107 $0 $3,544
Revere America
Opposing Loretta Sanchez (D)
$2,613 $0 $0 $2,613
Democratic Party of Orange County, California
Supporting Loretta Sanchez (D)
$2,514 $0 $0 $2,514
Susan B Anthony List
Opposing Loretta Sanchez (D)
$0 $2,362 $0 $2,362
Planned Parenthood Orange And San Bernardino Counties Action Fund
Supporting Loretta Sanchez (D)
$1,163 $1,053 $0 $2,216
Justice PAC
Supporting Van Tran (R)
$1,000 $0 $0 $1,000
Right to Life
Supporting Van Tran (R)
$0 $0 $0 $839
National Rifle Association
Supporting Van Tran (R)
$0 $588 $0 $588
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