Louisiana's 2nd congressional district

Interest groups and political parties reported spending $451,927 on independent campaigning in Louisiana's 2nd congressional district this year, with $96,373 benefiting Republicans and $355,554 benefiting Democrats. Back to race list.

Group Week before election Two weeks before election Three weeks before election Total
American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO
Supporting Cedric L. Richmond (D)
$0 $109,500 $97,500 $207,000
Service Employees International Union
Supporting Cedric L. Richmond (D)
$0 $0 $124,950 $124,950
Louisiana Truth PAC
Opposing Cedric L. Richmond (D)
$0 $0 $0 $92,842
The American Worker
Opposing Joseph Cao (R)
Supporting Cedric L. Richmond (D)
$0 $17,260 $0 $17,260
Right to Life
Supporting Joseph Cao (R)
$1,084 $0 $2,428 $3,531
Family Research Council
Opposing Joseph Cao (R)
$3,280 $0 $0 $3,280
NARAL Pro-Choice America
Opposing Joseph Cao (R)
Supporting Cedric L. Richmond (D)
$1,462 $1,231 $0 $3,064
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