Michigan's 7th congressional district

Interest groups and political parties reported spending $8,263,776 on independent campaigning in Michigan's 7th congressional district this year, with $3,754,968 benefiting Republicans and $4,508,808 benefiting Democrats. Back to race list.

Group Week before election Two weeks before election Three weeks before election Total
National Republican Congressional Committee
Opposing Mark Schauer (D)
$23,930 $234,332 $210,823 $1,468,369
American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees
Opposing Tim Walberg (R)
$462,891 $238,031 $0 $1,450,922
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
Opposing Tim Walberg (R)
$387,792 $300,394 $219,389 $1,365,764
Michigan Republican Party
Opposing Mark Schauer (D)
Supporting Tim Walberg (R)
$789,665 $381,722 $25,666 $1,197,053
American Future Fund
Opposing Mark Schauer (D)
$0 $0 $0 $506,761
Service Employees International Union
Opposing Tim Walberg (R)
Supporting Mark Schauer (D)
$16,000 $0 $85,257 $437,567
League of Conservation Voters
Opposing Tim Walberg (R)
Supporting Mark Schauer (D)
$0 $31,400 $255,000 $386,327
American Action Network
Opposing Mark Schauer (D)
$0 $0 $370,000 $370,000
BlueGreen Alliance
Opposing Tim Walberg (R)
Supporting Mark Schauer (D)
$9,244 $101,364 $98,000 $309,246
America's Families First Action Fund
Opposing Tim Walberg (R)
$150,001 $0 $0 $150,001
Sierra Club
Opposing Tim Walberg (R)
Supporting Mark Schauer (D)
$4,834 $112,935 $2,910 $121,214
Campaign for Working Families
Opposing Mark Schauer (D)
$0 $0 $113,776 $113,776
Communications Workers of America
Opposing Tim Walberg (R)
$0 $0 $0 $100,000
Working America
Supporting Mark Schauer (D)
$9,061 $7,127 $7,127 $57,315
Clean Water Action
Supporting Mark Schauer (D)
$20,082 $26,199 $0 $46,281
National Wildlife Federation
Supporting Mark Schauer (D)
$0 $31,400 $0 $31,400
National Rifle Association
Supporting Tim Walberg (R)
$0 $26,577 $0 $26,577
Susan B Anthony List
Opposing Mark Schauer (D)
$0 $26,247 $0 $26,247
NARAL Pro-Choice America
Opposing Tim Walberg (R)
Supporting Mark Schauer (D)
$0 $0 $6,958 $20,126
National Nurses United for Patient Protection
Opposing Tim Walberg (R)
$0 $20,000 $0 $20,000
Right to Life
Supporting Tim Walberg (R)
$3,073 $0 $11,686 $14,778
60 Plus Association
Opposing Mark Schauer (D)
$0 $0 $14,472 $14,472
Humane Society
Opposing Tim Walberg (R)
Supporting Mark Schauer (D)
$0 $0 $10,082 $10,082
Patriots Fund
Opposing Mark Schauer (D)
Supporting Tim Walberg (R)
$8,183 $0 $0 $8,183
Focus on the Family Action
Supporting Tim Walberg (R)
$0 $6,750 $0 $6,750
MoveOn.org
Supporting Mark Schauer (D)
$0 $2,181 $0 $2,562
Revere America
Opposing Mark Schauer (D)
$1,365 $0 $0 $1,365
Right To Life Of Michigan
Supporting Marvin Carlson (R)
Supporting Brian John Rooney (R)
Supporting Tim Walberg (R)
$362 $0 $0 $454
FreedomWorks
Supporting Tim Walberg (R)
$182 $0 $0 $182
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