Michigan's 15th congressional district

Interest groups and political parties reported spending $125,241 on independent campaigning in Michigan's 15th congressional district this year, with $121,615 benefiting Republicans and $3,626 benefiting Democrats. Back to race list.

Group Week before election Two weeks before election Three weeks before election Total
Michigan Republican Party
Opposing John D. Dingell (D)
Supporting Robert L. Steele (R)
$55 $82,848 $18,800 $101,703
Docs 4 Patients Care
Supporting Robert L. Steele (R)
$12,913 $0 $0 $12,913
Right to Life
Supporting Robert L. Steele (R)
$5,084 $0 $0 $5,084
National Rifle Association
Supporting John D. Dingell (D)
$0 $3,626 $0 $3,626
Revere America
Opposing John D. Dingell (D)
$1,589 $0 $0 $1,589
Right To Life Of Michigan
Supporting Robert L. Steele (R)
$259 $0 $0 $326
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