Missouri's 4th congressional district

Interest groups and political parties reported spending $2,621,166 on independent campaigning in Missouri's 4th congressional district this year, with $1,364,415 benefiting Republicans and $1,256,751 benefiting Democrats. Back to race list.

Group Week before election Two weeks before election Three weeks before election Total
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
Opposing Vicky Hartzler (R)
$481,613 $344,226 $237,121 $1,247,954
National Republican Congressional Committee
Opposing Ike Skelton (D)
$70,745 $277,248 $278,446 $1,234,362
Campaign for Working Families
Opposing Ike Skelton (D)
$0 $0 $73,765 $73,765
Gun Owners Of America
Supporting Vicky Hartzler (R)
$35,000 $9,950 $0 $44,950
Focus on the Family Action
Supporting Vicky Hartzler (R)
$0 $11,338 $0 $11,338
National Rifle Association
Supporting Ike Skelton (D)
$0 $8,797 $0 $8,797
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