Family Research Council

Family Research Council has reported spending a total of $270,417 on independent campaigning through October 2010, with 98% benefiting Republican candidates. Back to group list.

Race Week before election Two weeks before election Three weeks before election 2010 Total
West Virginia Senate
Supporting John R Raese (R)
$33,250 $51,000 $0 $84,250
Colorado's 4th district
Opposing Betsy Markey (D)
$0 $0 $0 $34,583
New Hampshire's 1st district
Opposing Carol Shea-Porter (D)
$0 $0 $0 $32,364
Ohio's 16th district
Opposing John A. Boccieri (D)
$0 $0 $0 $28,380
New Jersey's 6th district
Opposing Frank Pallone Jr (D)
$0 $27,250 $0 $27,250
Arizona's 8th district
Opposing Gabrielle Giffords (D)
$0 $0 $0 $18,177
Virginia's 5th district
Opposing Tom Perriello (D)
$0 $0 $0 $15,746
Wisconsin Senate
Opposing Russ Feingold (D)
$5,100 $0 $0 $5,100
Alaska Senate
Opposing Lisa Murkowski (I)
Supporting Joe Miller (R)
$4,628 $0 $0 $4,628
Idaho's 1st district
Opposing Walt Minnick (D)
Supporting Raul Labrador (R)
$0 $4,140 $0 $4,140
Ohio's 1st district
Opposing Steve Driehaus (D)
$0 $4,100 $0 $4,100
South Dakota's 1st district
Opposing Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (D)
$0 $3,553 $0 $3,553
Louisiana's 2nd district
Opposing Joseph Cao (R)
$3,280 $0 $0 $3,280
Michigan's 9th district
Opposing Gary Peters (D)
$0 $0 $0 $2,576
Pennsylvania's 3rd district
Opposing Kathleen Dahlkemper (D)
$1,200 $0 $0 $1,200
Indiana's 9th district
Opposing Baron Hill (D)
$1,089 $0 $0 $1,089
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