South Dakota's 1st congressional district

Interest groups and political parties reported spending $2,651,621 on independent campaigning in South Dakota's 1st congressional district this year, with $2,077,135 benefiting Republicans and $574,487 benefiting Democrats. Back to race list.

Group Week before election Two weeks before election Three weeks before election Total
American Action Network
Opposing Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (D)
$146,135 $231,000 $462,000 $839,135
National Republican Congressional Committee
Opposing Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (D)
$0 $151,021 $242,928 $726,770
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
Opposing Kristi Lynn Noem (R)
$320,632 $81,964 $0 $402,596
American Future Fund
Opposing Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (D)
$0 $0 $0 $383,442
Credit Union National Association
Supporting Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (D)
$0 $19,995 $0 $163,041
Americans for Limited Government
Opposing Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (D)
$0 $0 $34,932 $34,932
Common Sense Issues Inc
Opposing Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (D)
$0 $10,000 $0 $29,710
Right to Life
Supporting Kristi Lynn Noem (R)
$7,303 $0 $17,121 $24,443
Focus On The Family Action
Opposing Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (D)
$0 $0 $0 $18,550
Susan B Anthony List
Opposing Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (D)
$0 $16,601 $0 $16,601
National Rifle Association
Supporting Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (D)
$0 $8,712 $0 $8,712
Family Research Council
Opposing Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (D)
$0 $3,553 $0 $3,553
NARAL Pro-Choice America
Supporting Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (D)
$0 $0 $0 $138
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