Pennsylvania's 7th congressional district

Interest groups and political parties reported spending $2,699,753 on independent campaigning in Pennsylvania's 7th congressional district this year, with $1,641,465 benefiting Republicans and $1,058,288 benefiting Democrats. Back to race list.

Group Week before election Two weeks before election Three weeks before election Total
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
Opposing Patrick L. Meehan (R)
$702,326 $247,779 $0 $950,105
American Action Network
Opposing Bryan Lentz (D)
$0 $0 $703,409 $703,409
National Republican Congressional Committee
Opposing Bryan Lentz (D)
$0 $71,264 $45,738 $337,427
Americans for Job Security
Opposing Bryan Lentz (D)
$0 $0 $0 $323,234
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Opposing Bryan Lentz (D)
$0 $146,680 $0 $146,680
Pennsylvania Business Council
Supporting Patrick L. Meehan (R)
$0 $70,665 $0 $70,665
Planned Parenthood of Pennsylvania
Opposing Patrick L. Meehan (R)
Supporting Bryan Lentz (D)
$20,440 $17,120 $644 $38,304
Working America
Supporting Bryan Lentz (D)
$153 $5,797 $25 $29,799
National Rifle Association
Opposing Bryan Lentz (D)
Supporting Patrick L. Meehan (R)
$2,188 $13,522 $2,214 $21,711
League of Conservation Voters
Supporting Bryan Lentz (D)
$18,394 $0 $2,668 $21,062
Business Institute for Political Analysis
Supporting Patrick L. Meehan (R)
$20,000 $0 $0 $20,000
VoteVets.org
Supporting Bryan Lentz (D)
$2,935 $0 $0 $8,551
Right to Life
Supporting Patrick L. Meehan (R)
$1,180 $0 $6,495 $7,708
Clean Water Action
Supporting Bryan Lentz (D)
$2,623 $2,213 $0 $4,836
Americans for Prosperity
Opposing Bryan Lentz (D)
$0 $0 $0 $4,500
American Majority Action Inc.
Supporting Patrick L. Meehan (R)
$0 $1,423 $0 $4,496
America Votes
Supporting Bryan Lentz (D)
$3,422 $0 $0 $3,422
Progressive Future Incorporated
Supporting Bryan Lentz (D)
$2,070 $0 $0 $2,070
Revere America
Supporting Patrick L. Meehan (R)
$1,633 $0 $0 $1,633
NARAL Pro-Choice America
Supporting Bryan Lentz (D)
$0 $0 $0 $138
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