Minnesota's 8th congressional district

Interest groups and political parties have reported spending $331,933 on independent campaigning in Minnesota's 8th congressional district this year, with $331,933 benefiting Republicans and $0 benefiting Democrats. Back to race list.

Group Last week Two weeks ago Three weeks ago Total
60 Plus Association
Opposing James L. Oberstar (D)
$103,575 $0 $0 $103,575
Republican Party Of Minnesota
Supporting Chip Cravaack (R)
$0 $70,000 $0 $70,000
Super PAC for America
Supporting Chip Cravaack (R)
$63,046 $0 $0 $63,046
American Crossroads
Opposing James L. Oberstar (D)
$48,546 $0 $0 $48,546
Susan B Anthony List
Opposing James L. Oberstar (D)
$0 $32,432 $0 $32,432
Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life
Supporting Chip Cravaack (R)
$3,954 $9,417 $0 $13,371
Revere America
Opposing James L. Oberstar (D)
$963 $0 $0 $963
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