First Amendment Alliance

First Amendment Alliance has reported spending a total of $1,487,861 on independent campaigning through October 2010, with 100% benefiting Republican candidates. Back to group list.

Race Week before election Two weeks before election Three weeks before election 2010 Total
Colorado Senate
Opposing Michael F. Bennet (D)
Supporting Ken Buck (R)
$104,300 $164,990 $0 $498,360
Nevada Senate
Opposing Harry Reid (D)
$0 $0 $149,985 $417,245
West Virginia Senate
Opposing Joe Manchin (D)
$0 $308,162 $0 $308,162
Kentucky Senate
Opposing Jack Conway (D)
$95,685 $0 $0 $223,094
Delaware Senate
Opposing Chris Coons (D)
$0 $0 $0 $41,000
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