Colorado's 3rd congressional district

Interest groups and political parties reported spending $3,578,815 on independent campaigning in Colorado's 3rd congressional district this year, with $1,456,291 benefiting Republicans and $2,122,523 benefiting Democrats. Back to race list.

Group Week before election Two weeks before election Three weeks before election Total
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
Opposing Scott Tipton (R)
$302,236 $258,490 $348,591 $1,192,722
National Republican Congressional Committee
Opposing John Salazar (D)
$4,483 $341,053 $273,460 $763,073
Majority Action
Opposing Scott Tipton (R)
$160,474 $276,000 $60,000 $516,474
Americans for Job Security
Opposing John Salazar (D)
$0 $0 $0 $498,438
National Education Association
Opposing Scott Tipton (R)
Supporting John Salazar (D)
$0 $253,497 $0 $253,497
America's Families First Action Fund
Opposing Scott Tipton (R)
$0 $0 $144,454 $144,454
American Crossroads
Opposing John Salazar (D)
$45,390 $0 $0 $45,390
Susan B Anthony List
Opposing John Salazar (D)
$0 $40,386 $0 $40,386
Americans United for Life
Opposing John Salazar (D)
$38,517 $0 $0 $38,517
Americans for Limited Government
Opposing John Salazar (D)
$0 $32,708 $0 $32,708
Alliance For America's Future
Opposing John Salazar (D)
$14,909 $0 $0 $14,909
America Votes
Supporting John Salazar (D)
$12,098 $0 $0 $12,098
60 Plus Association
Opposing John Salazar (D)
$0 $11,633 $0 $11,633
Right to Life
Supporting Scott Tipton (R)
$3,770 $0 $3,079 $9,738
MoveOn.org
Supporting John Salazar (D)
$0 $2,181 $0 $2,512
Revere America
Opposing John Salazar (D)
$1,255 $0 $0 $1,255
Progressive Future Incorporated
Supporting John Salazar (D)
$767 $0 $0 $767
FreedomWorks
Supporting Scott Tipton (R)
$245 $0 $0 $245
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