Connecticut's 5th congressional district

Interest groups and political parties reported spending $1,399,831 on independent campaigning in Connecticut's 5th congressional district this year, with $1,030,935 benefiting Republicans and $368,896 benefiting Democrats. Back to race list.

Group Week before election Two weeks before election Three weeks before election Total
American Action Network
Opposing Chris Murphy (D)
$137,900 $379,000 $485,000 $1,001,900
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
Opposing Sam Caligiuri (R)
$287,809 $0 $0 $287,809
Working For Us
Opposing Sam Caligiuri (R)
$78,750 $0 $0 $78,750
60 Plus Association
Opposing Chris Murphy (D)
$0 $0 $14,953 $14,953
National Rifle Association
Supporting Sam Caligiuri (R)
$0 $12,276 $0 $12,276
Clean Water Action
Supporting Chris Murphy (D)
$2,130 $0 $0 $2,130
Revere America
Opposing Chris Murphy (D)
$936 $0 $0 $936
Americans for Limited Government
Opposing Chris Murphy (D)
$0 $850 $0 $850
National Treasury Employees Political Action Committee
Supporting Chris Murphy (D)
$0 $207 $0 $207
Right to Life
Supporting Sam Caligiuri (R)
$0 $0 $0 $19
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