New Hampshire Senate race

Interest groups and political parties reported spending $4,973,208 on independent campaigning in the New Hampshire Senate race this year, with $4,605,309 benefiting Republicans and $367,899 benefiting Democrats. Back to race list.

Group Week before election Two weeks before election Three weeks before election Total
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Opposing Paul W. Hodes (D)
$0 $0 $0 $2,324,730
American Action Network
Opposing Paul W. Hodes (D)
Supporting Kelly A. Ayotte (R)
$0 $0 $0 $854,790
American Crossroads
Opposing Paul W. Hodes (D)
Supporting Kelly A. Ayotte (R)
$0 $72,104 $0 $730,434
RightChange.com
Opposing Paul W. Hodes (D)
$0 $57,935 $115,870 $231,739
Service Employees International Union
Supporting Paul W. Hodes (D)
$31,700 $165,068 $0 $196,768
Susan B Anthony List
Supporting Kelly A. Ayotte (R)
$20,000 $0 $0 $138,214
League of Conservation Voters
Opposing Kelly A. Ayotte (R)
Supporting Paul W. Hodes (D)
$0 $2,783 $0 $92,860
Independent Women's Voice
Supporting William H. Binnie (R)
$0 $0 $0 $66,096
Credit Union National Association
Supporting Ovide Lamontagne (R)
$0 $0 $0 $65,932
MoveOn.org
Opposing Kelly A. Ayotte (R)
$0 $0 $0 $58,649
American Future Fund
Supporting William H. Binnie (R)
$0 $0 $0 $52,315
Judicial Crisis Network
Opposing Kelly A. Ayotte (R)
$0 $0 $0 $47,245
Right to Life
Supporting Kelly A. Ayotte (R)
$5,215 $0 $12,115 $33,905
National Federation of Independent Business
Supporting Kelly A. Ayotte (R)
$0 $0 $0 $33,833
Cornerstone Action
Opposing William H. Binnie (R)
$0 $0 $0 $18,171
Safari Club International
Supporting Kelly A. Ayotte (R)
$0 $0 $0 $12,500
Business Institute for Political Analysis
Supporting Kelly A. Ayotte (R)
$0 $12,499 $0 $12,499
NARAL Pro-Choice America
Opposing Kelly A. Ayotte (R)
Supporting Paul W. Hodes (D)
$57 $1,052 $0 $1,451
Senate Conservatives Fund
Supporting Ovide Lamontagne (R)
$0 $0 $0 $1,077
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