Mississippi's 1st congressional district

Interest groups and political parties reported spending $2,392,209 on independent campaigning in Mississippi's 1st congressional district this year, with $1,352,280 benefiting Republicans and $1,039,929 benefiting Democrats. Back to race list.

Group Week before election Two weeks before election Three weeks before election Total
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
Opposing Alan Nunnelee (R)
$234,244 $227,516 $216,697 $966,807
National Republican Congressional Committee
Opposing Travis W. Childers (D)
$20,063 $196,500 $294,873 $883,315
Center for Individual Freedom
Opposing Travis W. Childers (D)
$0 $0 $220,157 $220,157
American Future Fund
Opposing Travis W. Childers (D)
$0 $0 $0 $216,309
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Supporting Travis W. Childers (D)
$0 $0 $0 $68,604
Americans for Limited Government
Opposing Travis W. Childers (D)
$0 $0 $32,499 $32,499
National Rifle Association
Supporting Travis W. Childers (D)
$0 $4,518 $0 $4,518
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