Ohio's 18th congressional district

Interest groups and political parties reported spending $3,279,049 on independent campaigning in Ohio's 18th congressional district this year, with $1,609,744 benefiting Republicans and $1,669,306 benefiting Democrats. Back to race list.

Group Week before election Two weeks before election Three weeks before election Total
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
Opposing Bob Gibbs (R)
$277,311 $617,926 $370,651 $1,512,696
National Republican Congressional Committee
Opposing Zachary T. Space (D)
$4,483 $315,556 $556,727 $1,124,970
Americans for Job Security
Opposing Zachary T. Space (D)
$0 $0 $0 $160,561
American Hospital Association
Supporting Zachary T. Space (D)
$0 $152,000 $0 $152,000
Americans for Prosperity
Opposing Zachary T. Space (D)
$0 $0 $100,050 $102,943
American Crossroads
Opposing Zachary T. Space (D)
$0 $0 $77,102 $77,102
Business Institute for Political Analysis
Supporting Bob Gibbs (R)
$20,000 $0 $29,999 $49,999
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Opposing Zachary T. Space (D)
$0 $16,170 $0 $45,415
Americans for Tax Reform
Opposing Zachary T. Space (D)
$0 $0 $22,950 $22,950
Americans for Limited Government
Opposing Zachary T. Space (D)
$0 $21,577 $0 $21,577
National Rifle Association
Supporting Zachary T. Space (D)
$0 $4,610 $0 $4,610
Right to Life
Supporting Bob Gibbs (R)
$906 $0 $3,104 $4,044
FreedomWorks
Supporting Bob Gibbs (R)
$182 $0 $0 $182
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