North Carolina Senate race

Interest groups and political parties reported spending $280,825 on independent campaigning in the North Carolina Senate race this year, with $280,800 benefiting Republicans and $25 benefiting Democrats. Back to race list.

Group Week before election Two weeks before election Three weeks before election Total
National Federation of Independent Business
Supporting Richard Burr (R)
$0 $0 $0 $126,764
Right to Life
Supporting Richard Burr (R)
$16,466 $0 $0 $68,696
Safari Club International
Supporting Richard Burr (R)
$0 $0 $48,699 $48,699
National Rifle Association
Supporting Richard Burr (R)
$2,229 $17,759 $8,046 $32,698
National Association Of Realtors
Supporting Richard Burr (R)
$0 $0 $0 $3,408
Supporting Richard Burr (R)
$536 $0 $0 $536
Working America
Opposing Richard Burr (R)
Supporting Elaine Marshall (D)
$25 $0 $0 $25
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