Iowa's 3rd congressional district

Interest groups and political parties reported spending $1,123,130 on independent campaigning in Iowa's 3rd congressional district this year, with $363,263 benefiting Republicans and $759,867 benefiting Democrats. Back to race list.

Group Week before election Two weeks before election Three weeks before election Total
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
Opposing Brad Zaun (R)
$189,573 $126,397 $129,855 $755,284
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Opposing Leonard L. Boswell (D)
$0 $165,036 $0 $348,062
Right to Life
Supporting Brad Zaun (R)
$3,105 $0 $0 $10,895
America Votes
Supporting Leonard L. Boswell (D)
$4,583 $0 $0 $4,583
Revere America
Opposing Leonard L. Boswell (D)
$4,306 $0 $0 $4,306
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