Maryland's 1st congressional district

Interest groups and political parties reported spending $3,916,437 on independent campaigning in Maryland's 1st congressional district this year, with $1,384,580 benefiting Republicans and $2,531,857 benefiting Democrats. Back to race list.

Group Week before election Two weeks before election Three weeks before election Total
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
Opposing Andy Harris (R)
$395,487 $307,977 $362,594 $1,514,468
National Republican Congressional Committee
Opposing Frank M. Kratovil Jr (D)
$0 $367,738 $356,433 $839,715
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Supporting Frank M. Kratovil Jr (D)
$0 $99,842 $0 $437,524
America's Families First Action Fund
Opposing Andy Harris (R)
$0 $400,000 $0 $400,000
American Society of Anesthesiologists
Supporting Andy Harris (R)
$50,000 $0 $0 $261,980
Concerned Taxpayers of America
Opposing Frank M. Kratovil Jr (D)
$14,419 $28,253 $64,447 $192,278
Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund
Opposing Andy Harris (R)
$10,195 $0 $75,225 $85,421
Ocean Champions Voter Fund
Opposing Andy Harris (R)
$0 $0 $0 $49,867
DGS Construction Inc.
Supporting Andy Harris (R)
$47,200 $0 $0 $47,200
League of Conservation Voters
Supporting Frank M. Kratovil Jr (D)
$27,607 $0 $0 $27,607
American Majority Action Inc.
Opposing Frank M. Kratovil Jr (D)
$0 $22,875 $0 $22,875
Humane Society
Opposing Andy Harris (R)
Supporting Frank M. Kratovil Jr (D)
$0 $0 $14,073 $14,073
Focus on the Family Action
Supporting Andy Harris (R)
$0 $12,750 $0 $12,750
Right to Life
Supporting Andy Harris (R)
$3,039 $0 $3,509 $6,567
Environment Maryland
Supporting Frank M. Kratovil Jr (D)
$0 $2,339 $452 $2,897
Americans for Prosperity
Opposing Frank M. Kratovil Jr (D)
$0 $0 $0 $980
FreedomWorks
Supporting Andy Harris (R)
$235 $0 $0 $235
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