Florida's 8th congressional district

Interest groups and political parties reported spending $1,376,711 on independent campaigning in Florida's 8th congressional district this year, with $1,135,683 benefiting Republicans and $241,027 benefiting Democrats. Back to race list.

Group Week before election Two weeks before election Three weeks before election Total
National Republican Congressional Committee
Opposing Alan Grayson (D)
$0 $0 $210,626 $593,230
60 Plus Association
Opposing Alan Grayson (D)
$0 $0 $0 $438,099
American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO
Supporting Alan Grayson (D)
$0 $105,000 $105,000 $210,000
Americans United for Life
Opposing Alan Grayson (D)
$24,874 $0 $0 $41,957
National Federation of Independent Business
Supporting Daniel Webster (R)
$0 $0 $0 $35,764
America Votes
Opposing Daniel Webster (R)
Supporting Alan Grayson (D)
$26,483 $0 $0 $26,483
Americans for Prosperity
Opposing Alan Grayson (D)
$0 $0 $16,300 $16,300
Right to Life
Supporting Daniel Webster (R)
$1,003 $0 $3,274 $5,659
National Rifle Association
Supporting Daniel Webster (R)
$0 $2,767 $0 $2,767
Supporting Alan Grayson (D)
$0 $2,181 $0 $2,546
Blue America
Supporting Alan Grayson (D)
$0 $1,998 $0 $1,998
Revere America
Opposing Alan Grayson (D)
$1,907 $0 $0 $1,907
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