Patriot Majority

Patriot Majority has reported spending a total of $2,852,921 on independent campaigning through October 2010, with 100% benefiting Democratic candidates. Back to group list.

The union-backed Patriot Majority supports Democratic candidates across the country. It is led by political consultant Craig Varoga.

Race Week before election Two weeks before election Three weeks before election 2010 Total
Nevada Senate
Opposing Sharron E. Angle (R)
Opposing Sue Lowden (R)
Supporting Harry Reid (D)
$521,071 $372,231 $438,000 $2,791,980
Oregon's 4th district
Opposing Art Robinson (R)
$17,716 $13,225 $0 $30,941
North Dakota's 1st district
Opposing Rick Berg (R)
$30,000 $0 $0 $30,000
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