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Election 2010

South Carolina's 5th congressional district

Interest groups and political parties reported spending $3,435,128 on independent campaigning in South Carolina's 5th congressional district this year, with $2,298,621 benefiting Republicans and $1,136,507 benefiting Democrats. Back to race list.

Group Week before election Two weeks before election Three weeks before election Total
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
Opposing John Michael "Mick'' Mulvaney (R)
$252,008 $232,418 $268,119 $1,124,024
National Republican Congressional Committee
Opposing John M. Spratt Jr (D)
$0 $302,146 $198,814 $1,007,843
Club for Growth
Opposing John M. Spratt Jr (D)
Supporting John Michael "Mick'' Mulvaney (R)
$0 $212,263 $0 $421,518
Citizens For A Working America Pac
Opposing John M. Spratt Jr (D)
$0 $0 $0 $250,000
American Future Fund
Opposing John M. Spratt Jr (D)
$0 $0 $0 $196,757
Ending Spending Fund
Opposing John M. Spratt Jr (D)
$0 $186,334 $0 $186,334
National Rifle Association
Supporting John Michael "Mick'' Mulvaney (R)
$0 $16,985 $63,485 $80,470
National Federation of Independent Business
Supporting John Michael "Mick'' Mulvaney (R)
$0 $0 $0 $46,564
Focus on the Family Action
Opposing John M. Spratt Jr (D)
$0 $26,370 $0 $26,370
Americans United for Life
Opposing John M. Spratt Jr (D)
$21,541 $0 $0 $21,541
Susan B Anthony List
Opposing John M. Spratt Jr (D)
$0 $19,936 $0 $19,936
Supporting John Michael "Mick'' Mulvaney (R)
$5,022 $0 $0 $18,870
Americans for Responsible Health Care
Opposing John M. Spratt Jr (D)
$0 $0 $0 $12,825
Humane Society
Supporting John M. Spratt Jr (D)
$0 $0 $6,768 $6,768
Right to Life
Supporting John Michael "Mick'' Mulvaney (R)
$1,715 $0 $0 $6,342
Congressional Black Caucus
Supporting John M. Spratt Jr (D)
$5,715 $0 $0 $5,715
Revere America
Opposing John M. Spratt Jr (D)
$1,841 $0 $0 $1,841
Americans for Prosperity
Opposing John M. Spratt Jr (D)
$0 $1,410 $0 $1,410
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.

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