California Senate race

Interest groups and political parties reported spending $11,779,256 on independent campaigning in the California Senate race this year, with $9,828,610 benefiting Republicans and $1,950,646 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 Barbara Boxer (D)
$272,000 $1,361,648 $0 $4,911,118
National Republican Senatorial Committee
Opposing Barbara Boxer (D)
$2,767,943 $0 $0 $2,767,943
Women Vote!
Opposing Carly Fiorina (R)
Supporting Barbara Boxer (D)
$230,000 $879,769 $0 $1,109,769
Californians for a Balanced Budget And Better Economy
Supporting Tom Campbell (R)
$0 $0 $0 $750,000
Planned Parenthood Of California
Opposing Carly Fiorina (R)
Supporting Barbara Boxer (D)
$17,544 $83,271 $11,112 $370,110
MoveOn.org
Opposing Carly Fiorina (R)
Supporting Barbara Boxer (D)
$140,564 $69,730 $56,591 $283,591
National Rifle Association
Opposing Barbara Boxer (D)
Supporting Carly Fiorina (R)
$93,348 $1,808 $163,166 $258,323
National Organization for Marriage
Opposing Barbara Boxer (D)
Opposing Tom Campbell (R)
Supporting Carly Fiorina (R)
$34,095 $0 $0 $253,274
Right to Life
Supporting Carly Fiorina (R)
$64,337 $0 $0 $243,187
Susan B Anthony List
Opposing Barbara Boxer (D)
Supporting Carly Fiorina (R)
$75,000 $50,000 $0 $204,395
Americans for Limited Government
Opposing Barbara Boxer (D)
$131,233 $0 $0 $131,233
American Principles in Action
Supporting Carly Fiorina (R)
$0 $0 $0 $107,920
FreedomWorks
Supporting Carly Fiorina (R)
$1,755 $58,415 $0 $60,170
Revere America
Opposing Barbara Boxer (D)
$55,674 $0 $0 $55,674
NARAL Pro-Choice America
Opposing Carly Fiorina (R)
Supporting Barbara Boxer (D)
$1,669 $2,430 $9,300 $55,585
League of Conservation Voters
Supporting Barbara Boxer (D)
$0 $42,045 $0 $42,045
California Nurses Association
Opposing Carly Fiorina (R)
Supporting Barbara Boxer (D)
$13,338 $10,650 $0 $40,105
Republican Majority Campaign
Supporting Carly Fiorina (R)
Supporting Chuck Devore (R)
$6,000 $0 $0 $24,500
California State Council Of Service Employees
Supporting Barbara Boxer (D)
$23,698 $0 $0 $23,698
Senate Conservatives Fund
Supporting Chuck Devore (R)
$0 $0 $0 $20,848
Us Israel Friendship Pac
Supporting Barbara Boxer (D)
$0 $16,264 $0 $16,264
GOProud
Opposing Barbara Boxer (D)
$2,679 $8,775 $0 $11,454
Restore America's Voice
Supporting Carly Fiorina (R)
$7,659 $1,145 $0 $8,805
Campaign for Working Families
Opposing Tom Campbell (R)
$0 $0 $0 $8,549
Feminist Majority
Supporting Barbara Boxer (D)
$0 $7,158 $0 $7,158
American Crossroads
Opposing Barbara Boxer (D)
$0 $0 $1,000 $6,000
People's Advocate
Supporting Carly Fiorina (R)
$4,012 $0 $0 $4,012
Our Country Deserves Better (teapartyexpress.org)
Opposing Barbara Boxer (D)
$0 $1,205 $0 $1,205
Lantern Project
Opposing Carly Fiorina (R)
$0 $0 $1,075 $1,075
Democrats For Israel Committee
Supporting Barbara Boxer (D)
$0 $833 $0 $833
National Treasury Employees Political Action Committee
Supporting Barbara Boxer (D)
$0 $413 $0 $413
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