Ohio Senate race

Interest groups and political parties reported spending $2,034,327 on independent campaigning in the Ohio Senate race this year, with $2,009,840 benefiting Republicans and $24,486 benefiting Democrats. Back to race list.

Group Week before election Two weeks before election Three weeks before election Total
American Crossroads
Opposing Lee Irwin Fisher (D)
Supporting Rob Portman (R)
$0 $0 $0 $820,605
National Rifle Association
Opposing Lee Irwin Fisher (D)
Supporting Rob Portman (R)
$645 $3,873 $542 $597,268
Alliance For America's Future
Opposing Lee Irwin Fisher (D)
Supporting Rob Portman (R)
$0 $135,000 $137,541 $272,541
RightChange.com
Opposing Lee Irwin Fisher (D)
$0 $60,907 $105,363 $227,178
Business Institute for Political Analysis
Supporting Rob Portman (R)
$20,000 $0 $21,999 $41,999
Right to Life
Supporting Rob Portman (R)
$16,504 $1,266 $7,742 $36,028
American Majority Action Inc.
Supporting Rob Portman (R)
$1,600 $0 $0 $12,973
Working America
Supporting Lee Irwin Fisher (D)
$0 $0 $0 $9,001
ProgressOhio
Opposing Rob Portman (R)
$9,000 $0 $0 $9,000
MoveOn.org
Supporting Lee Irwin Fisher (D)
$0 $2,181 $0 $6,485
Revere America
Supporting Rob Portman (R)
$1,249 $0 $0 $1,249
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