Rhode Island's 1st congressional district

Interest groups and political parties reported spending $30,456 on independent campaigning in Rhode Island's 1st congressional district this year, with $5,726 benefiting Republicans and $24,730 benefiting Democrats. Back to race list.

Group Week before election Two weeks before election Three weeks before election Total
Service Employees International Union
Opposing John J. Loughlin II (R)
Supporting David N. Cicilline (D)
$0 $24,730 $0 $24,730
Right to Life
Supporting John J. Loughlin II (R)
$1,084 $0 $3,690 $4,792
Revere America
Supporting John J. Loughlin II (R)
$933 $0 $0 $933
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