Common Sense Issues

Common Sense Issues has reported spending a total of $130,317 on independent campaigning through October 2010, with 100% benefiting Republican candidates. Back to group list.

Race Week before election Two weeks before election Three weeks before election 2010 Total
Kansas's 4th district
Opposing Jean Schodorf (R)
Opposing Wink Hartman (R)
Supporting Michael Richard Pompeo (R)
$0 $0 $0 $86,992
Utah Senate
Opposing Tim Bridgewater (R)
$0 $0 $0 $40,400
Alaska Senate
Opposing Lisa Murkowski (I)
Supporting Joe Miller (R)
$0 $0 $0 $2,500
Kansas's 1st district
Opposing James A. Barnett (R)
Opposing Tracey Robert Mann (R)
Supporting Tim Huelskamp (R)
$0 $0 $0 $425
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