Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee

Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee has reported spending a total of $39,412,938 on independent campaigning through October 2010, with 100% benefiting Democratic candidates. Back to group list.

The Democratic Party's fundraising arm for Senate races, the DSCC still files reports with the Federal Election Commission on paper because of an exception in campaign finance rules. Therefore, its spending as shown in this chart might not be up to date.

Race Week before election Two weeks before election Three weeks before election 2010 Total
Pennsylvania Senate
Opposing Pat Toomey (R)
Supporting Joseph A. Sestak, Jr (D)
$2,198,273 $1,217,500 $732,000 $8,103,653
Colorado Senate
Opposing Ken Buck (R)
$1,208,393 $1,031,075 $859,581 $7,519,782
Illinois Senate
Opposing Mark Kirk (R)
$2,296,793 $992,823 $871,035 $5,932,520
West Virginia Senate
Opposing John R Raese (R)
$1,214,180 $860,362 $794,415 $3,947,487
Washington Senate
Opposing Dino Rossi (R)
$1,024,000 $1,450,488 $731,172 $3,604,714
Missouri Senate
Opposing Roy Blunt (R)
$0 $0 $138,227 $2,349,326
Connecticut Senate
Opposing Linda McMahon (R)
$450,000 $502,500 $592,316 $2,044,916
Nevada Senate
Opposing Sharron E. Angle (R)
$1,080,454 $911,768 $0 $1,992,222
Massachusetts Senate
Opposing Scott P. Brown (R)
$0 $0 $0 $1,695,955
Kentucky Senate
Opposing Rand Paul (R)
$310,000 $629,475 $303,366 $1,586,483
Delaware Senate
Opposing Christine O'Donnell (R)
$0 $0 $169,642 $635,881
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