Maine's 1st congressional district

Interest groups and political parties reported spending $1,190,666 on independent campaigning in Maine's 1st congressional district this year, with $103,337 benefiting Republicans and $1,087,329 benefiting Democrats. Back to race list.

Group Week before election Two weeks before election Three weeks before election Total Action Fund
Supporting Chellie Pingree (D)
$0 $250,000 $252,309 $573,864
People for the American Way
Opposing Dean P. Scontras (R)
$260,000 $0 $0 $260,000
Women's Voices Women Vote Action Fund
Supporting Chellie Pingree (D)
$16,607 $233,108 $0 $249,715
Super PAC for America
Opposing Chellie Pingree (D)
$86,982 $0 $0 $86,982
National Republican Congressional Committee
Opposing Chellie Pingree (D)
$15,596 $0 $0 $15,596
Women Vote!
Supporting Chellie Pingree (D)
$1,250 $2,500 $0 $3,750
Revere America
Opposing Chellie Pingree (D)
$760 $0 $0 $760
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