Commonsense Ten

Commonsense Ten has reported spending a total of $3,187,032 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
Opposing Dino Rossi (R)
$0 $1,087,472 $0 $1,499,472
Colorado Senate
Opposing Ken Buck (R)
$175,663 $150,000 $116,711 $540,485
Iowa's 1st district
Opposing Benjamin Michael Lange (R)
Supporting Bruce Braley (D)
$221,705 $175,739 $0 $397,444
Missouri Senate
Opposing Roy Blunt (R)
$0 $154,024 $0 $319,573
West Virginia Senate
Opposing John R Raese (R)
$6,750 $219,524 $0 $226,274
Kentucky Senate
Opposing Rand Paul (R)
$0 $59,271 $99,513 $158,784
Delaware Senate
Opposing Christine O'Donnell (R)
$45,000 $0 $0 $45,000
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