North Carolina's 8th congressional district

Interest groups and political parties reported spending $3,478,869 on independent campaigning in North Carolina's 8th congressional district this year, with $1,086,968 benefiting Republicans and $2,391,901 benefiting Democrats. Back to race list.

Group Week before election Two weeks before election Three weeks before election Total
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
Opposing Harold Johnson (R)
$458,102 $375,062 $248,579 $1,705,391
National Education Association
Opposing Harold Johnson (R)
$27,992 $11,499 $469,236 $673,936
Americans for Job Security
Opposing Larry Kissell (D)
$0 $0 $0 $560,086
Center for Individual Freedom
Opposing Larry Kissell (D)
$0 $41,234 $456,343 $497,577
Americans for Limited Government
Opposing Larry Kissell (D)
$0 $0 $25,122 $25,122
America Votes
Supporting Larry Kissell (D)
$6,859 $0 $0 $6,859
Congressional Black Caucus
Supporting Larry Kissell (D)
$5,715 $0 $0 $5,715
Right to Life
Supporting Harold Johnson (R)
$2,098 $0 $0 $4,183
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