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Election 2010

Florida's 2nd congressional district

Interest groups and political parties reported spending $2,523,806 on independent campaigning in Florida's 2nd congressional district this year, with $1,572,453 benefiting Republicans and $951,354 benefiting Democrats. Back to race list.

Group Week before election Two weeks before election Three weeks before election Total
National Republican Congressional Committee
Opposing Allen Boyd (D)
$0 $155,600 $151,510 $698,577
America's Families First Action Fund
Opposing Steve Southerland (R)
$23,229 $431,960 $0 $455,189
60 Plus Association
Opposing Allen Boyd (D)
$0 $7,265 $0 $371,874
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
Opposing Steve Southerland (R)
$179,807 $155,844 $0 $346,901
Center for Individual Freedom
Opposing Allen Boyd (D)
$0 $71,375 $192,595 $263,970
Super PAC for America
Supporting Steve Southerland (R)
$0 $107,488 $0 $107,488
Citizens for Strength and Security
Supporting Allen Boyd (D)
$0 $78,357 $0 $78,357
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Supporting Allen Boyd (D)
$0 $0 $50,000 $50,000
Susan B Anthony List
Opposing Allen Boyd (D)
$0 $40,154 $0 $40,154
Americans for Limited Government
Opposing Allen Boyd (D)
$0 $28,670 $0 $28,670
Americans for Prosperity
Opposing Allen Boyd (D)
$0 $0 $21,100 $21,100
Trust In Small Business PAC
Supporting Steve Southerland (R)
$0 $17,287 $0 $17,287
National Rifle Association
Supporting Allen Boyd (D)
$0 $7,884 $0 $14,378
Right to Life
Supporting Steve Southerland (R)
$2,207 $0 $6,221 $10,881
America Votes
Supporting Allen Boyd (D)
$6,528 $0 $0 $6,528
National Funeral Directors Association Of The United States Inc
Supporting Steve Southerland (R)
$6,400 $0 $0 $6,400
FreedomWorks
Supporting Steve Southerland (R)
$241 $4,191 $0 $4,432
Revere America
Opposing Allen Boyd (D)
$1,621 $0 $0 $1,621
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
 

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