Pennsylvania's 8th congressional district

Interest groups and political parties reported spending $3,099,748 on independent campaigning in Pennsylvania's 8th congressional district this year, with $552,327 benefiting Republicans and $2,547,420 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 Michael G. Fitzpatrick (R)
$0 $0 $0 $628,000
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
Opposing Michael G. Fitzpatrick (R)
$557,613 $0 $0 $557,613
VoteVets.org
Opposing Michael G. Fitzpatrick (R)
Supporting Patrick J. Murphy (D)
$3,735 $415,221 $37,807 $463,911
Service Employees International Union
Opposing Michael G. Fitzpatrick (R)
$0 $0 $325,189 $325,189
National Republican Congressional Committee
Opposing Patrick J. Murphy (D)
$0 $43,258 $37,888 $269,965
America's Families First Action Fund
Opposing Michael G. Fitzpatrick (R)
$39,087 $39,087 $0 $195,435
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Opposing Patrick J. Murphy (D)
$0 $170,000 $0 $170,000
American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO
Supporting Patrick J. Murphy (D)
$0 $0 $0 $119,970
The American Worker
Opposing Michael G. Fitzpatrick (R)
Supporting Patrick J. Murphy (D)
$33,033 $51,926 $27,000 $111,959
Planned Parenthood of Pennsylvania
Opposing Michael G. Fitzpatrick (R)
Supporting Patrick J. Murphy (D)
$23,017 $33,162 $629 $57,970
Susan B Anthony List
Opposing Patrick J. Murphy (D)
$0 $42,237 $0 $42,237
Americans for Limited Government
Opposing Patrick J. Murphy (D)
$0 $35,006 $0 $35,006
National Nurses United for Patient Protection
Supporting Patrick J. Murphy (D)
$27,537 $0 $0 $27,537
USAction
Supporting Patrick J. Murphy (D)
$17,865 $6,821 $0 $24,686
Working America
Supporting Patrick J. Murphy (D)
$11,555 $1,707 $4,605 $18,047
American Majority Action Inc.
Supporting Michael G. Fitzpatrick (R)
$9,011 $1,423 $0 $15,209
60 Plus Association
Opposing Patrick J. Murphy (D)
$0 $0 $7,546 $7,546
Right to Life
Supporting Michael G. Fitzpatrick (R)
$1,507 $0 $5,911 $7,452
NARAL Pro-Choice America
Opposing Michael G. Fitzpatrick (R)
Supporting Patrick J. Murphy (D)
$0 $1,991 $7 $7,202
League of Conservation Voters
Supporting Patrick J. Murphy (D)
$3,449 $0 $2,772 $6,221
Clean Water Action
Supporting Patrick J. Murphy (D)
$0 $3,339 $0 $3,339
National Rifle Association
Opposing Patrick J. Murphy (D)
Supporting Michael G. Fitzpatrick (R)
$0 $2,120 $0 $3,277
Revere America
Opposing Patrick J. Murphy (D)
$1,635 $0 $0 $1,635
Progressive Future Incorporated
Supporting Patrick J. Murphy (D)
$342 $0 $0 $342
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