League of Conservation Voters

League of Conservation Voters has reported spending a total of $5,259,966 on independent campaigning through October 2010, with 100% benefiting Democratic candidates. Back to group list.

The league is a 40-year-old environmental organization that supports green-friendly candidates. Although officially bipartisan, the league has been reliably Democratic in the recent campaigns.

Race Week before election Two weeks before election Three weeks before election 2010 Total
Colorado Senate
Opposing Ken Buck (R)
Supporting Michael F. Bennet (D)
$197,126 $211,482 $288,000 $896,539
Missouri Senate
Opposing Roy Blunt (R)
Supporting Robin Carnahan (D)
$67,864 $70,345 $23,078 $631,812
Virginia's 5th district
Supporting Tom Perriello (D)
$150,385 $397,021 $36,775 $605,069
Pennsylvania Senate
Opposing Pat Toomey (R)
Supporting Joseph A. Sestak, Jr (D)
$108,242 $13,642 $271,344 $475,269
Michigan's 7th district
Opposing Tim Walberg (R)
Supporting Mark Schauer (D)
$0 $31,400 $255,000 $386,327
Massachusetts Senate
Supporting Martha Coakley (D)
$0 $0 $0 $350,000
Ohio's 16th district
Supporting John A. Boccieri (D)
$0 $0 $250,018 $250,018
North Carolina's 11th district
Supporting Heath Shuler (D)
$16,550 $225,040 $10 $241,600
Nevada Senate
Opposing Sharron E. Angle (R)
Supporting Harry Reid (D)
$122,417 $47,219 $0 $230,861
Nevada's 3rd district
Supporting Dina Titus (D)
$0 $5,247 $200,000 $205,247
Illinois Senate
Opposing Mark Kirk (R)
Supporting Alexander Giannoulias (D)
$200,000 $0 $0 $200,000
New Hampshire's 2nd district
Supporting Ann Mclane Kuster (D)
$81,109 $45,999 $0 $127,109
New Mexico's 1st district
Supporting Martin Heinrich (D)
$55,310 $57,320 $0 $112,629
Arkansas Senate
Opposing Blanche Lincoln (D)
$0 $0 $0 $99,331
New Mexico's 2nd district
Supporting Harry Teague (D)
$50,529 $46,363 $76 $96,969
New Hampshire Senate
Opposing Kelly A. Ayotte (R)
Supporting Paul W. Hodes (D)
$0 $2,783 $0 $92,860
Wisconsin Senate
Opposing Ron Johnson (R)
Supporting Russ Feingold (D)
$25,000 $0 $25,000 $54,342
California Senate
Supporting Barbara Boxer (D)
$0 $42,045 $0 $42,045
Washington Senate
Supporting Patty Murray (D)
$26,014 $14,903 $0 $40,917
Maryland's 1st district
Supporting Frank M. Kratovil Jr (D)
$27,607 $0 $0 $27,607
California's 11th district
Supporting Jerry McNerney (D)
$24,759 $0 $0 $24,759
Arizona's 7th district
Supporting Raul M. Grijalva (D)
$24,725 $0 $0 $24,725
Pennsylvania's 7th district
Supporting Bryan Lentz (D)
$18,394 $0 $2,668 $21,062
Connecticut's 4th district
Supporting Jim Himes (D)
$13,000 $0 $0 $13,000
Pennsylvania's 8th district
Supporting Patrick J. Murphy (D)
$3,449 $0 $2,772 $6,221
New Hampshire's 1st district
Supporting Carol Shea-Porter (D)
$1,768 $576 $1,306 $3,649
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