Michigan's 1st congressional district

Interest groups and political parties reported spending $3,734,906 on independent campaigning in Michigan's 1st congressional district this year, with $2,321,915 benefiting Republicans and $1,412,991 benefiting Democrats. Back to race list.

Group Week before election Two weeks before election Three weeks before election Total
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
Opposing Daniel J. Benishek (R)
$246,295 $249,854 $272,466 $1,319,440
National Republican Congressional Committee
Opposing Gary J. McDowell (D)
$19,544 $244,501 $207,409 $1,084,651
Michigan Republican Party
Opposing Gary J. McDowell (D)
Supporting Daniel J. Benishek (R)
$595,228 $134,870 $29,817 $759,915
American Future Fund
Opposing Gary J. McDowell (D)
$0 $0 $0 $309,957
Our Country Deserves Better (teapartyexpress.org)
Opposing Bart Stupak (D)
$0 $0 $0 $69,482
Campaign for Working Families
Supporting Daniel J. Benishek (R)
$0 $0 $62,751 $62,751
Working For Us
Supporting Gary J. McDowell (D)
$58,465 $0 $0 $58,465
NARAL Pro-Choice America
Opposing Bart Stupak (D)
Supporting Mario Fundaro (D)
$0 $0 $0 $35,064
Americans for Limited Government
Opposing Gary J. McDowell (D)
$0 $17,200 $0 $17,200
Docs 4 Patients Care
Supporting Daniel J. Benishek (R)
$11,450 $0 $0 $11,450
Patriots Fund
Opposing Gary J. McDowell (D)
Supporting Daniel J. Benishek (R)
$3,053 $0 $0 $3,053
Fidelis
Supporting Daniel J. Benishek (R)
$1,647 $504 $0 $2,151
Revere America
Supporting Daniel J. Benishek (R)
$1,215 $0 $0 $1,215
Right To Life Of Michigan
Supporting Gary J. McDowell (D)
Supporting Linda J. Goldthorpe (R)
Supporting Jason Allen (R)
Supporting Tom Stillings (R)
Supporting Daniel J. Benishek (R)
$0 $0 $0 $111
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