Massachusetts's 4th congressional district

Interest groups and political parties reported spending $185,753 on independent campaigning in Massachusetts's 4th congressional district this year, with $185,753 benefiting Republicans and $0 benefiting Democrats. Back to race list.

Group Week before election Two weeks before election Three weeks before election Total
American Future Fund
Opposing Barney Frank (D)
$60,000 $21,550 $0 $81,550
Western Representation Pac
Opposing Barney Frank (D)
Supporting Sean D. Bielat (R)
$1,989 $47,920 $15,000 $75,777
GOProud
Opposing Barney Frank (D)
$5,186 $5,658 $0 $10,843
Our Country Deserves Better (teapartyexpress.org)
Opposing Barney Frank (D)
$4,000 $1,750 $0 $5,750
Susan B Anthony List
Opposing Barney Frank (D)
$0 $5,237 $0 $5,237
60 Plus Association
Opposing Barney Frank (D)
$0 $0 $4,797 $4,797
Justice PAC
Supporting Sean D. Bielat (R)
$1,000 $0 $0 $1,000
Revere America
Opposing Barney Frank (D)
$798 $0 $0 $798
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