Illinois Chamber of Commerce

Illinois Chamber of Commerce has reported spending a total of $200,000 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
Illinois Senate
Supporting Mark Kirk (R)
$0 $0 $107,500 $107,500
Illinois's 17th district
Supporting Bobby Schilling (R)
$0 $0 $60,000 $60,000
Illinois's 14th district
Supporting Randy Hultgren (R)
$0 $0 $32,500 $32,500
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