Pennsylvania's 3rd congressional district

Interest groups and political parties reported spending $2,317,346 on independent campaigning in Pennsylvania's 3rd congressional district this year, with $1,258,942 benefiting Republicans and $1,058,403 benefiting Democrats. Back to race list.

Group Week before election Two weeks before election Three weeks before election Total
American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees
Opposing Mike Kelly (R)
$0 $399,072 $350,928 $750,000
National Republican Congressional Committee
Opposing Kathleen Dahlkemper (D)
$0 $0 $79,336 $446,805
Susan B Anthony List
Opposing Kathleen Dahlkemper (D)
$0 $46,444 $0 $261,265
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Opposing Kathleen Dahlkemper (D)
$0 $0 $0 $248,500
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
Opposing Mike Kelly (R)
$0 $0 $45,180 $236,852
60 Plus Association
Opposing Kathleen Dahlkemper (D)
$0 $0 $0 $215,956
Service Employees International Union
Supporting Kathleen Dahlkemper (D)
$0 $0 $0 $42,787
Americans United for Life
Opposing Kathleen Dahlkemper (D)
$15,857 $0 $0 $28,972
Pennsylvania Business Council
Supporting Mike Kelly (R)
$0 $28,197 $0 $28,197
Working America
Supporting Kathleen Dahlkemper (D)
$7,260 $7,474 $2,892 $20,669
National Rifle Association
Supporting Mike Kelly (R)
$0 $11,048 $0 $11,048
Right to Life
Supporting Mike Kelly (R)
$2,271 $0 $7,523 $9,827
America Votes
Supporting Kathleen Dahlkemper (D)
$5,531 $0 $0 $5,531
Revere America
Opposing Kathleen Dahlkemper (D)
$5,172 $0 $0 $5,172
MoveOn.org
Supporting Kathleen Dahlkemper (D)
$0 $2,181 $0 $2,564
American Majority Action Inc.
Supporting Mike Kelly (R)
$0 $1,423 $0 $2,000
Family Research Council
Opposing Kathleen Dahlkemper (D)
$1,200 $0 $0 $1,200
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