Georgia's 8th congressional district

Interest groups and political parties reported spending $1,369,097 on independent campaigning in Georgia's 8th congressional district this year, with $931,461 benefiting Republicans and $437,636 benefiting Democrats. Back to race list.

Group Week before election Two weeks before election Three weeks before election Total
National Republican Congressional Committee
Opposing Jim Marshall (D)
$0 $73,210 $83,638 $392,922
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Supporting Jim Marshall (D)
$0 $0 $0 $390,030
American Future Fund
Opposing Jim Marshall (D)
$0 $0 $0 $351,916
Center for Individual Freedom
Opposing Jim Marshall (D)
$0 $37,034 $115,580 $152,614
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
Opposing Austin Scott (R)
$11,340 $11,782 $9,450 $42,321
Americans for Limited Government
Opposing Jim Marshall (D)
$0 $0 $28,109 $28,109
Americans for Prosperity
Opposing Jim Marshall (D)
$5,900 $0 $0 $5,900
Military Families United
Supporting Jim Marshall (D)
$0 $0 $5,285 $5,285
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