Citizens for Strength and Security

Citizens for Strength and Security has reported spending a total of $2,794,989 on independent campaigning through October 2010, with 100% benefiting Democratic candidates. Back to group list.

Race Week before election Two weeks before election Three weeks before election 2010 Total
Washington Senate
Supporting Patty Murray (D)
$0 $0 $0 $640,410
Massachusetts Senate
Opposing Scott P. Brown (R)
$0 $0 $0 $590,876
West Virginia Senate
Supporting Joe Manchin (D)
$0 $0 $428,900 $428,900
Delaware Senate
Supporting Chris Coons (D)
$0 $252,427 $0 $252,427
Colorado Senate
Supporting Michael F. Bennet (D)
$0 $0 $0 $207,920
New York's 20th district
Supporting Scott Murphy (D)
$0 $0 $114,650 $114,650
Oregon's 5th district
Supporting Kurt Schrader (D)
$0 $109,475 $0 $109,475
Illinois's 8th district
Supporting Melissa Bean (D)
$0 $90,000 $0 $90,000
Florida's 2nd district
Supporting Allen Boyd (D)
$0 $78,357 $0 $78,357
Alabama's 2nd district
Supporting Bobby Bright (D)
$0 $77,799 $0 $77,799
North Carolina's 11th district
Supporting Heath Shuler (D)
$0 $77,475 $0 $77,475
Indiana's 9th district
Supporting Baron Hill (D)
$0 $69,475 $0 $69,475
Illinois's 11th district
Supporting Deborah Halvorson (D)
$0 $57,225 $0 $57,225
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