Senate Conservatives Fund

Senate Conservatives Fund has reported spending a total of $1,723,290 on independent campaigning through October 2010, with 100% benefiting Republican candidates. Back to group list.

Chaired by Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.), the fund supports conservative candidates, even in primaries against fellow Republicans. Founded in 2008, the group boasts 250,000 members in support of its message for strong national security, low taxes, securing borders and reforming Social Security.

Race Week before election Two weeks before election Three weeks before election 2010 Total
Colorado Senate
Supporting Ken Buck (R)
$14,212 $31,427 $0 $383,847
Nevada Senate
Supporting Sharron E. Angle (R)
$13,130 $0 $26,741 $261,833
Alaska Senate
Supporting Joe Miller (R)
$13,897 $100,100 $0 $252,749
Utah Senate
Supporting Mike Lee (R)
$5,645 $0 $102 $189,745
Delaware Senate
Supporting Christine O'Donnell (R)
$7,978 $0 $688 $143,570
Indiana's 3rd district
Supporting Marlin A. Stutzman (R)
$0 $0 $0 $118,699
Florida Senate
Supporting Marco Rubio (R)
$5,890 $0 $186 $98,773
Wisconsin Senate
Supporting Ron Johnson (R)
$6,219 $0 $6,167 $74,518
Washington Senate
Supporting Dino Rossi (R)
$13,173 $0 $678 $58,789
Pennsylvania Senate
Supporting Pat Toomey (R)
$6,844 $0 $338 $58,611
Kentucky Senate
Supporting Rand Paul (R)
$7,156 $0 $612 $49,207
California Senate
Supporting Chuck Devore (R)
$0 $0 $0 $20,848
West Virginia Senate
Supporting John R Raese (R)
$8,813 $2,210 $0 $11,022
New Hampshire Senate
Supporting Ovide Lamontagne (R)
$0 $0 $0 $1,077
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