Florida Senate race

Interest groups and political parties reported spending $6,606,647 on independent campaigning in the Florida Senate race this year, with $6,190,316 benefiting Republicans and $415,586 benefiting Democrats. Back to race list.

Group Week before election Two weeks before election Three weeks before election Total
American Crossroads
Opposing Charlie Crist (I)
Supporting Marco Rubio (R)
$19,296 $704,689 $1,162,885 $2,754,416
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Opposing Charlie Crist (I)
$0 $0 $0 $2,000,000
RightChange.com
Opposing Charlie Crist (I)
$0 $100,210 $181,346 $381,767
Club For Growth
Opposing Kendrick B. Meek (D)
Opposing Charlie Crist (I)
Supporting Marco Rubio (R)
$0 $0 $0 $337,877
Florida Is Not for Sale
Opposing Jeff Greene (D)
$0 $0 $0 $250,472
Service Employees International Union
Opposing Jeff Greene (D)
Supporting Kendrick B. Meek (D)
$0 $0 $0 $227,436
Right to Life
Supporting Marco Rubio (R)
$26,064 $0 $137,429 $213,035
Campaign for Working Families
Supporting Marco Rubio (R)
$0 $0 $115,981 $115,981
Senate Conservatives Fund
Supporting Marco Rubio (R)
$5,890 $0 $186 $98,773
Alliance To Protect Taxpayers
Opposing Marco Rubio (R)
$0 $0 $94,988 $94,988
National Education Association
Supporting Kendrick B. Meek (D)
$0 $0 $0 $53,000
American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO
Supporting Kendrick B. Meek (D)
$0 $0 $0 $28,140
Building And Construction Trades Department, AFL-CIO
Opposing Jeff Greene (D)
$0 $0 $0 $15,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America
Opposing Marco Rubio (R)
Opposing Charlie Crist (I)
Supporting Kendrick B. Meek (D)
$2,235 $2,361 $30 $12,767
FreedomWorks
Supporting Marco Rubio (R)
$2,095 $0 $0 $12,428
Republican Majority Campaign
Supporting Marco Rubio (R)
$0 $0 $0 $10,566
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