Louisiana Senate race

Interest groups and political parties reported spending $185,617 on independent campaigning in the Louisiana Senate race this year, with $170,984 benefiting Republicans and $14,633 benefiting Democrats. Back to race list.

Group Week before election Two weeks before election Three weeks before election Total
Humane Society
Supporting David Vitter (R)
$0 $94,421 $30,856 $125,277
American College Of Radiology Association
Supporting David Vitter (R)
$0 $0 $10,623 $45,423
Democratic State Central Committee Of La
Supporting Charles Melancon (D)
$14,633 $0 $0 $14,633
Right to Life
Supporting David Vitter (R)
$0 $0 $0 $284
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