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Election 2010

Nevada Senate race

Interest groups and political parties reported spending $16,849,010 on independent campaigning in the Nevada Senate race this year, with $10,003,662 benefiting Republicans and $6,673,963 benefiting Democrats. Back to race list.

Group Week before election Two weeks before election Three weeks before election Total
American Crossroads
Opposing Harry Reid (D)
Supporting Sharron E. Angle (R)
$771,205 $1,395,559 $659,935 $3,874,505
Patriot Majority
Opposing Sue Lowden (R)
Opposing Sharron E. Angle (R)
Supporting Harry Reid (D)
$521,071 $372,231 $438,000 $2,791,980
Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee
Opposing Sharron E. Angle (R)
$1,080,454 $911,768 $0 $1,992,222
Our Country Deserves Better (teapartyexpress.org)
Opposing Harry Reid (D)
Opposing Scott Ashjian (3)
Supporting Sharron E. Angle (R)
$45,770 $4,070 $47,269 $950,328
Ending Spending Fund
Opposing Harry Reid (D)
$0 $862,432 $0 $862,432
National Republican Senatorial Committee
Opposing Harry Reid (D)
$450,101 $361,940 $0 $812,041
Club for Growth
Opposing Harry Reid (D)
Opposing Sue Lowden (R)
Supporting Sharron E. Angle (R)
$47,000 $1,530 $98 $810,527
VoteVets.org
Supporting Harry Reid (D)
$0 $100,000 $200,000 $595,680
Citizens United
Opposing Harry Reid (D)
Supporting Sharron E. Angle (R)
$0 $0 $0 $418,982
First Amendment Alliance
Opposing Harry Reid (D)
$0 $0 $149,985 $417,245
American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees
Opposing Sharron E. Angle (R)
$0 $304,500 $0 $304,500
Senate Conservatives Fund
Supporting Sharron E. Angle (R)
$13,130 $0 $26,741 $261,833
Susan B Anthony List
Supporting Sue Lowden (R)
Supporting Sharron E. Angle (R)
$1,007 $0 $0 $246,482
League of Conservation Voters
Opposing Sharron E. Angle (R)
Supporting Harry Reid (D)
$122,417 $47,219 $0 $230,861
Service Employees International Union
Opposing Sharron E. Angle (R)
$0 $225,000 $0 $225,000
Coalition to Protect Seniors
Opposing Harry Reid (D)
$0 $0 $0 $197,461
Communications Workers of America
Opposing Sue Lowden (R)
$0 $0 $0 $174,000
National Association of Manufacturers
Harry Reid (D)
$0 $0 $0 $171,385
Americans for New Leadership
Opposing Harry Reid (D)
$0 $0 $4,025 $157,890
Credit Union National Association
Supporting Harry Reid (D)
$0 $0 $0 $152,535
Western Representation Pac
Supporting Sharron E. Angle (R)
$1,800 $21,206 $33,755 $135,542
Campaign for Working Families
Opposing Harry Reid (D)
$0 $0 $125,098 $128,798
Let Freedom Ring
Opposing Harry Reid (D)
$84,907 $0 $0 $121,407
RightChange.com
Opposing Harry Reid (D)
$0 $27,851 $55,702 $111,405
Working America
Opposing Sharron E. Angle (R)
Supporting Harry Reid (D)
$14,806 $11,777 $10,879 $98,439
Partnership for American's Future
Supporting Sue Lowden (R)
$0 $0 $0 $80,000
Americans for Prosperity
Opposing Harry Reid (D)
$0 $68,849 $0 $68,849
Enterprise Freedom Action Committee
Opposing Harry Reid (D)
$52,899 $0 $0 $52,899
Right to Life
Supporting Sharron E. Angle (R)
$14,514 $0 $22,989 $46,605
Restore America's Voice
Supporting Sharron E. Angle (R)
$19,429 $21,003 $2,888 $43,319
Gun Owners Of America
Supporting Sharron E. Angle (R)
$5,935 $0 $11,560 $40,325
Decidedly Unhappy Mainstream Patriots Rejecting Evil-mongering Incompetent Democrats
Opposing Harry Reid (D)
$0 $0 $0 $30,250
National Wildlife Federation
Supporting Harry Reid (D)
$0 $25,392 $0 $25,392
American Political Action Committee
Opposing Harry Reid (D)
$550 $0 $0 $22,042
Send Harry Packing
Opposing Harry Reid (D)
$0 $0 $0 $20,000
Republican Majority Campaign
Opposing Harry Reid (D)
Supporting Sharron E. Angle (R)
$4,000 $0 $0 $19,525
Harry Reid Votes Inc
Opposing Harry Reid (D)
$0 $1,288 $16,040 $19,137
Nevada Advocates For Planned Parenthood
Opposing Sharron E. Angle (R)
$0 $0 $17,750 $17,750
American Conservative Union
Supporting Sharron E. Angle (R)
$12,104 $0 $0 $12,104
FreedomWorks
Supporting Sharron E. Angle (R)
$6,044 $5,359 $0 $11,402
Republican Party of Nevada
Opposing Harry Reid (D)
$4,214 $6,500 $0 $10,714
Campaign for Community Change
Opposing Sharron E. Angle (R)
$10,176 $0 $0 $10,176
National Committee To Preserve Social Security & Medicare Pac
Supporting Harry Reid (D)
$0 $8,147 $0 $8,147
Eagle Forum PAC
Supporting Sharron E. Angle (R)
$0 $0 $0 $8,000
Justice PAC
Supporting Sharron E. Angle (R)
$6,000 $0 $0 $6,000
MoveOn.org
Supporting Harry Reid (D)
$0 $2,181 $0 $4,781
Revere America
Opposing Harry Reid (D)
$2,606 $0 $0 $2,606
America's Voice
Opposing Sharron E. Angle (R)
$2,411 $0 $0 $2,411
Fidelis
Supporting Sharron E. Angle (R)
$1,950 $0 $0 $1,950
Right To Life of Nevada
Supporting Sharron E. Angle (R)
$78 $945 $0 $1,056
NARAL Pro-Choice America
Opposing Sharron E. Angle (R)
$90 $0 $0 $90
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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