National Republican Congressional Committee

National Republican Congressional Committee has reported spending a total of $44,525,486 on independent campaigning through October 2010, with 100% benefiting Republican candidates. Back to group list.

The Republican Party's fund for House races, the NRCC, is one of the biggest spenders in politics. Although it is officially associated with the Republican Party and its funds are raised by lawmakers, most of the NRCC's spending is controlled by employees who can have no contact with lawmakers or candidates because laws require the money to be spent independently.

Race Week before election Two weeks before election Three weeks before election 2010 Total
Pennsylvania's 12th district
Opposing Mark Critz (D)
$4,483 $257,886 $283,028 $1,504,293
Michigan's 7th district
Opposing Mark Schauer (D)
$23,930 $234,332 $210,823 $1,468,369
Arizona's 1st district
Opposing Ann Kirkpatrick (D)
Supporting Paul Gosar (R)
$56,687 $452,910 $248,698 $1,310,874
Ohio's 16th district
Opposing John A. Boccieri (D)
$20,469 $332,475 $426,950 $1,262,311
Washington's 3rd district
Opposing Dennis Heck (D)
$18,644 $273,074 $309,771 $1,245,270
Missouri's 4th district
Opposing Ike Skelton (D)
$70,745 $277,248 $278,446 $1,234,362
Arizona's 5th district
Opposing Harry E. Mitchell (D)
$81,827 $319,624 $383,663 $1,145,283
Ohio's 18th district
Opposing Zachary T. Space (D)
$4,483 $315,556 $556,727 $1,124,970
Nevada's 3rd district
Opposing Dina Titus (D)
$0 $0 $399,659 $1,091,498
Michigan's 1st district
Opposing Gary J. McDowell (D)
$19,544 $244,501 $207,409 $1,084,651
Alabama's 2nd district
Opposing Bobby Bright (D)
Supporting Martha Roby (R)
$53,830 $248,479 $217,215 $1,059,423
New Hampshire's 1st district
Opposing Carol Shea-Porter (D)
$0 $322,367 $338,678 $1,025,398
South Carolina's 5th district
Opposing John M. Spratt Jr (D)
$0 $302,146 $198,814 $1,007,843
Virginia's 5th district
Opposing Tom Perriello (D)
$181,483 $186,800 $184,663 $1,006,200
North Dakota's 1st district
Opposing Earl Pomeroy (D)
$0 $169,127 $239,854 $992,624
Pennsylvania's 11th district
Opposing Paul E. Kanjorski (D)
$0 $156,109 $159,693 $901,831
Illinois's 17th district
Opposing Phil Hare (D)
$118,277 $437,177 $152,950 $896,109
Mississippi's 1st district
Opposing Travis W. Childers (D)
$20,063 $196,500 $294,873 $883,315
Wisconsin's 7th district
Opposing Julie Lassa (D)
$95,379 $140,061 $155,662 $852,694
Indiana's 9th district
Opposing Baron Hill (D)
$0 $200,637 $213,459 $851,112
Arkansas's 1st district
Opposing Chad Causey (D)
$0 $254,060 $251,123 $842,213
Colorado's 4th district
Opposing Betsy Markey (D)
$0 $0 $407,394 $840,396
Maryland's 1st district
Opposing Frank M. Kratovil Jr (D)
$0 $367,738 $356,433 $839,715
Virginia's 9th district
Opposing Rick Boucher (D)
Supporting Morgan Griffith (R)
$13,324 $219,522 $180,423 $814,118
New York's 20th district
Opposing Scott Murphy (D)
$0 $176,840 $202,853 $777,925
Tennessee's 8th district
Opposing Roy Herron (D)
$0 $0 $130,368 $766,190
Colorado's 3rd district
Opposing John Salazar (D)
$4,483 $341,053 $273,460 $763,073
Pennsylvania's 10th district
Opposing Chris Carney (D)
$17,320 $191,116 $219,370 $749,907
Oregon's 5th district
Opposing Kurt Schrader (D)
$20,616 $101,535 $270,417 $746,729
Massachusetts's 10th district
Opposing William R. Keating (D)
Supporting Jeff Perry (R)
$37,033 $275,073 $309,536 $733,820
South Dakota's 1st district
Opposing Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (D)
$0 $151,021 $242,928 $726,770
West Virginia's 1st district
Opposing Mike Oliverio (D)
$0 $209,212 $193,636 $722,606
Florida's 2nd district
Opposing Allen Boyd (D)
$0 $155,600 $151,510 $698,577
Florida's 8th district
Opposing Alan Grayson (D)
$0 $0 $210,626 $593,230
Florida's 24th district
Opposing Suzanne Kosmas (D)
$0 $0 $206,098 $588,989
Kentucky's 6th district
Opposing Ben Chandler (D)
$65,238 $0 $98,617 $588,764
Indiana's 2nd district
Opposing Joe Donnelly (D)
$0 $79,311 $82,258 $562,969
New Mexico's 2nd district
Opposing Harry Teague (D)
$0 $174,957 $189,889 $549,773
New Mexico's 1st district
Opposing Martin Heinrich (D)
$31,169 $176,009 $162,775 $549,013
Tennessee's 4th district
Opposing Lincoln Davis (D)
$3,653 $220,823 $308,465 $532,941
Minnesota's 1st district
Opposing Timothy J. Walz (D)
$0 $160,251 $179,487 $527,312
Texas's 23rd district
Opposing Ciro D. Rodriguez (D)
$0 $246,461 $265,081 $511,542
Pennsylvania's 3rd district
Opposing Kathleen Dahlkemper (D)
$0 $0 $79,336 $446,805
New York's 24th district
Opposing Michael Arcuri (D)
$137,233 $83,738 $69,248 $438,321
Virginia's 2nd district
Opposing Glenn Nye (D)
$4,483 $133,140 $148,443 $424,660
New Hampshire's 2nd district
Opposing Ann Mclane Kuster (D)
$0 $130,331 $128,307 $424,113
Wisconsin's 8th district
Opposing Steve Kagen (D)
$26,550 $96,774 $109,233 $410,602
Texas's 17th district
Opposing Chet Edwards (D)
$0 $0 $106,807 $401,439
Georgia's 8th district
Opposing Jim Marshall (D)
$0 $73,210 $83,638 $392,922
North Carolina's 7th district
Opposing Mike McIntyre (D)
$4,483 $73,321 $42,223 $390,403
Illinois's 10th district
Opposing Dan Seals (D)
$0 $55,412 $55,412 $371,212
Georgia's 2nd district
Opposing Sanford D. Bishop Jr (D)
$93,009 $158,422 $119,723 $371,153
California's 11th district
Opposing Jerry McNerney (D)
$0 $49,324 $49,496 $357,842
Hawaii's 1st district
Opposing Colleen Hanabusa (D)
$88,688 $131,864 $121,479 $342,031
Mississippi's 4th district
Opposing Gene Taylor (D)
$27,657 $138,008 $176,153 $341,817
Illinois's 14th district
Opposing Bill Foster (D)
$0 $53,453 $52,835 $338,167
Ohio's 6th district
Opposing Charlie Wilson (D)
$5,310 $133,385 $104,611 $337,616
Pennsylvania's 7th district
Opposing Bryan Lentz (D)
$0 $71,264 $45,738 $337,427
Pennsylvania's 8th district
Opposing Patrick J. Murphy (D)
$0 $43,258 $37,888 $269,965
Illinois's 11th district
Opposing Deborah Halvorson (D)
$0 $33,041 $33,041 $237,398
New Jersey's 3rd district
Opposing John H. Adler (D)
$0 $43,621 $27,996 $222,583
New York's 23rd district
Opposing Bill Owens (D)
$41,555 $176,977 $0 $218,532
Wisconsin's 3rd district
Opposing Ron Kind (D)
$182,287 $0 $0 $182,287
Indiana's 8th district
Opposing Trent Van Haaften (D)
$0 $0 $0 $181,045
New York's 1st district
Opposing Timothy H. Bishop (D)
$48,409 $0 $0 $48,409
Idaho's 1st district
Opposing Walt Minnick (D)
$48,139 $0 $0 $48,139
Maine's 1st district
Opposing Chellie Pingree (D)
$15,596 $0 $0 $15,596
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