Tennessee's 8th congressional district

Interest groups and political parties reported spending $2,572,248 on independent campaigning in Tennessee's 8th congressional district this year, with $2,572,248 benefiting Republicans and $0 benefiting Democrats. Back to race list.

Group Week before election Two weeks before election Three weeks before election Total
Robert Kirkland
Supporting Ronald Kirkland (R)
$0 $0 $0 $1,414,483
National Republican Congressional Committee
Opposing Roy Herron (D)
$0 $0 $130,368 $766,190
60 Plus Association
Opposing Roy Herron (D)
$0 $0 $0 $382,309
Right to Life
Supporting Steve Fincher (R)
$4,414 $0 $3,059 $9,267
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