Pennsylvania's 12th congressional district

Interest groups and political parties reported spending $5,698,348 on independent campaigning in Pennsylvania's 12th congressional district this year, with $3,239,346 benefiting Republicans and $2,459,001 benefiting Democrats. Back to race list.

Group Week before election Two weeks before election Three weeks before election Total
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
Opposing Tim Burns (R)
Supporting Mark Critz (D)
$344,685 $396,690 $251,006 $2,099,865
National Republican Congressional Committee
Opposing Mark Critz (D)
$4,483 $257,886 $283,028 $1,504,293
American Action Network
Opposing Mark Critz (D)
$177,310 $435,000 $435,000 $1,047,310
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Opposing Mark Critz (D)
Supporting Tim Burns (R)
$0 $149,995 $0 $498,551
Service Employees International Union
Opposing Tim Burns (R)
$0 $0 $0 $200,000
American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees
Opposing Tim Burns (R)
$0 $0 $0 $100,000
Americans for Prosperity
Opposing Mark Critz (D)
$0 $0 $0 $63,801
Freedom's Defense Fund
Supporting William Russell (R)
$0 $0 $0 $56,019
National Republican Trust
Opposing Mark Critz (D)
Supporting Tim Burns (R)
$0 $0 $0 $49,857
Alliance for Retired Americans
Supporting Mark Critz (D)
$0 $0 $0 $38,000
Protecting America's Retirees
Supporting Mark Critz (D)
$0 $20,887 $0 $20,887
Eagle Forum PAC
Supporting William Russell (R)
Supporting Tim Burns (R)
$0 $0 $0 $9,211
Revere America
Opposing Mark Critz (D)
$5,615 $0 $0 $5,615
American Majority Action Inc.
Supporting Tim Burns (R)
$0 $1,423 $0 $2,242
FreedomWorks
Supporting Tim Burns (R)
$0 $0 $0 $1,744
Move America Forward
Opposing Mark Critz (D)
Supporting Tim Burns (R)
$0 $0 $0 $704
Working America
Supporting Mark Critz (D)
$0 $250 $0 $250
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