New Jersey's 3rd congressional district

Interest groups and political parties reported spending $1,904,701 on independent campaigning in New Jersey's 3rd congressional district this year, with $573,547 benefiting Republicans and $1,331,153 benefiting Democrats. Back to race list.

Group Week before election Two weeks before election Three weeks before election Total
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
Opposing Jon Runyan (R)
$653,865 $0 $0 $653,865
National Association Of Realtors
Supporting John H. Adler (D)
$0 $0 $240,071 $573,729
National Republican Congressional Committee
Opposing John H. Adler (D)
$0 $43,621 $27,996 $222,583
American Future Fund
Opposing John H. Adler (D)
$0 $0 $0 $175,515
Center for Individual Freedom
Opposing John H. Adler (D)
$0 $40,071 $96,047 $136,118
New Jersey Education Association
Supporting John H. Adler (D)
$100,000 $0 $0 $100,000
Americans for Prosperity
Opposing John H. Adler (D)
$11,765 $5,400 $0 $21,095
Americans for Limited Government
Opposing John H. Adler (D)
$0 $0 $14,941 $14,941
NARAL Pro-Choice America
Supporting John H. Adler (D)
$0 $0 $0 $3,559
National Rifle Association
Supporting Jon Runyan (R)
$0 $3,295 $0 $3,295
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