People For The American Way

People For The American Way has reported spending a total of $308,850 on independent campaigning through October 2010, with 100% benefiting Democratic candidates. Back to group list.

Race Week before election Two weeks before election Three weeks before election 2010 Total
Maine's 1st district
Opposing Dean P. Scontras (R)
$260,000 $0 $0 $260,000
Colorado Senate
Opposing Ken Buck (R)
Supporting Michael F. Bennet (D)
$9,924 $5,563 $0 $15,486
Kentucky Senate
Opposing Rand Paul (R)
Supporting Jack Conway (D)
$650 $13,000 $0 $13,650
Wisconsin Senate
Opposing Ron Johnson (R)
Supporting Russ Feingold (D)
$142 $11,350 $0 $11,492
Florida's 25th district
Supporting Joe Garcia (D)
$4,520 $0 $0 $4,520
Pennsylvania Senate
Opposing Pat Toomey (R)
$140 $3,563 $0 $3,702
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