Illinois's 8th congressional district

Interest groups and political parties reported spending $90,989 on independent campaigning in Illinois's 8th congressional district this year, with $989 benefiting Republicans and $90,000 benefiting Democrats. Back to race list.

Group Week before election Two weeks before election Three weeks before election Total
Citizens for Strength and Security
Supporting Melissa Bean (D)
$0 $90,000 $0 $90,000
Revere America
Opposing Melissa Bean (D)
$970 $0 $0 $970
Right to Life
Supporting Joe Walsh (R)
$0 $0 $0 $19
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