Michigan's 3rd congressional district

Interest groups and political parties reported spending $158,481 on independent campaigning in Michigan's 3rd congressional district this year, with $158,481 benefiting Republicans and $0 benefiting Democrats. Back to race list.

Group Week before election Two weeks before election Three weeks before election Total
Club for Growth
Opposing Bill Hardiman (R)
Supporting Justin Amash (R)
$0 $0 $0 $133,635
Right to Life
Supporting Justin Amash (R)
$3,259 $0 $11,843 $15,121
Michigan Republican Party
Supporting Justin Amash (R)
$0 $6,500 $0 $6,500
Patriots Fund
Opposing Pat Miles (D)
Supporting Justin Amash (R)
$3,053 $0 $0 $3,053
Right To Life Of Michigan
Supporting Louise E. Johnson (R)
Supporting Steven R. Heacock (R)
Supporting Bill Hardiman (R)
Supporting Justin Amash (R)
Supporting Robert John Overbeek (R)
$0 $0 $0 $173
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