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Election 2010

New Mexico's 2nd congressional district

Interest groups and political parties reported spending $2,530,906 on independent campaigning in New Mexico's 2nd congressional district this year, with $893,445 benefiting Republicans and $1,637,460 benefiting Democrats. Back to race list.

Group Week before election Two weeks before election Three weeks before election Total
Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund
Opposing Steve Pearce (R)
$273 $0 $6,654 $736,808
National Republican Congressional Committee
Opposing Harry Teague (D)
$0 $174,957 $189,889 $549,773
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
Opposing Steve Pearce (R)
$19,486 $21,248 $182,310 $488,496
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Opposing Harry Teague (D)
$0 $0 $0 $239,739
Accountability 2010
Opposing Steve Pearce (R)
$98,382 $115,000 $0 $213,382
League of Conservation Voters
Supporting Harry Teague (D)
$50,529 $46,363 $76 $96,969
Americans for Job Security
Opposing Harry Teague (D)
$0 $0 $0 $54,572
Opposing Steve Pearce (R)
$0 $46,667 $0 $46,667
America's Families First Action Fund
Opposing Steve Pearce (R)
$0 $0 $35,700 $35,700
Business Institute for Political Analysis
Supporting Steve Pearce (R)
$10,000 $24,499 $0 $34,499
Working America
Supporting Harry Teague (D)
$4,470 $4,791 $3,659 $17,075
Right to Life
Supporting Steve Pearce (R)
$5,453 $0 $342 $10,889
Safari Club International
Supporting Steve Pearce (R)
$0 $0 $3,973 $3,973
Supporting Harry Teague (D)
$0 $2,181 $0 $2,363
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

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