Tennessee's 4th congressional district

Interest groups and political parties reported spending $2,190,037 on independent campaigning in Tennessee's 4th congressional district this year, with $1,474,841 benefiting Republicans and $715,196 benefiting Democrats. Back to race list.

Group Week before election Two weeks before election Three weeks before election Total
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
Opposing Scott Eugene Desjarlais (R)
$369,666 $178,064 $107,936 $655,666
National Republican Congressional Committee
Opposing Lincoln Davis (D)
$3,653 $220,823 $308,465 $532,941
Americans for Tax Reform
Opposing Lincoln Davis (D)
$0 $0 $476,182 $476,182
American Crossroads
Opposing Lincoln Davis (D)
$272,100 $0 $0 $272,100
Super PAC for America
Supporting Scott Eugene Desjarlais (R)
$172,959 $0 $0 $172,959
Tennessee Democratic Party
Supporting Lincoln Davis (D)
$0 $29,996 $22,994 $52,990
Americans for Limited Government
Opposing Lincoln Davis (D)
$0 $0 $20,659 $20,659
National Rifle Association
Supporting Lincoln Davis (D)
$0 $6,540 $0 $6,540
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