Illinois's 17th congressional district

Interest groups and political parties reported spending $3,771,732 on independent campaigning in Illinois's 17th congressional district this year, with $1,522,898 benefiting Republicans and $2,248,834 benefiting Democrats. Back to race list.

Group Week before election Two weeks before election Three weeks before election Total
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
Opposing Bobby Schilling (R)
Supporting Phil Hare (D)
$114,599 $392,319 $322,314 $1,102,791
National Republican Congressional Committee
Opposing Phil Hare (D)
$118,277 $437,177 $152,950 $896,109
Service Employees International Union
Opposing Bobby Schilling (R)
Supporting Phil Hare (D)
$26,000 $81,000 $405,850 $512,850
American Future Fund
Opposing Phil Hare (D)
$0 $0 $0 $451,742
America's Families First Action Fund
Opposing Bobby Schilling (R)
$6,512 $348,689 $0 $355,201
National Education Association
Opposing Bobby Schilling (R)
$0 $155,000 $0 $155,000
Illinois Chamber of Commerce
Supporting Bobby Schilling (R)
$0 $0 $60,000 $60,000
United Auto Workers
Opposing Bobby Schilling (R)
Supporting Phil Hare (D)
$53,154 $0 $0 $53,154
United Food & Commercial Workers International Union
Supporting Phil Hare (D)
$0 $0 $50,000 $50,000
National Rifle Association
Supporting Bobby Schilling (R)
$1,097 $40,721 $1,114 $42,931
Americans for Limited Government
Opposing Phil Hare (D)
$0 $29,767 $0 $29,767
America Votes
Opposing Bobby Schilling (R)
Supporting Phil Hare (D)
$5,793 $11,918 $0 $17,711
Susan B Anthony List
Opposing Phil Hare (D)
$0 $14,909 $0 $14,909
60 Plus Association
Opposing Phil Hare (D)
$0 $0 $12,557 $12,557
Right to Life
Supporting Bobby Schilling (R)
$5,987 $0 $5,511 $11,517
National Nurses United for Patient Protection
Supporting Phil Hare (D)
$2,127 $0 $0 $2,127
Fidelis
Supporting Bobby Schilling (R)
$2,005 $0 $0 $2,005
Revere America
Opposing Phil Hare (D)
$1,360 $0 $0 $1,360
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