National Republican Senatorial Committee

National Republican Senatorial Committee has reported spending a total of $25,830,910 on independent campaigning through October 2010, with 100% benefiting Republican candidates. Back to group list.

The Republican Party's fundraising arm for Senate races, the NRSC still files reports with the Federal Election Commission on paper because of an exception in campaign finance rules. Therefore, its spending as shown in this chart might not be up to date.

Race Week before election Two weeks before election Three weeks before election 2010 Total
Colorado Senate
Opposing Michael F. Bennet (D)
Supporting Ken Buck (R)
$1,128,449 $1,699,429 $674,545 $5,132,330
Pennsylvania Senate
Opposing Joseph A. Sestak, Jr (D)
$2,553,630 $1,408,160 $897,460 $4,859,250
West Virginia Senate
Opposing Joe Manchin (D)
$1,079,085 $50,405 $640,975 $3,887,250
Washington Senate
Opposing Patty Murray (D)
$808,655 $1,256,230 $1,043,095 $3,648,705
California Senate
Opposing Barbara Boxer (D)
$2,767,943 $0 $0 $2,767,943
Illinois Senate
Opposing Alexander Giannoulias (D)
$1,486,730 $825,330 $0 $2,312,060
Kentucky Senate
Opposing Jack Conway (D)
$466,760 $401,005 $343,644 $1,846,597
Nevada Senate
Opposing Harry Reid (D)
$450,101 $361,940 $0 $812,041
Alaska Senate
Opposing Scott McAdams (D)
Supporting Joe Miller (R)
$161,792 $402,942 $0 $564,734
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