Texas's 17th congressional district

Interest groups and political parties reported spending $1,535,184 on independent campaigning in Texas's 17th congressional district this year, with $904,773 benefiting Republicans and $630,411 benefiting Democrats. Back to race list.

Group Week before election Two weeks before election Three weeks before election Total
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
Opposing William Flores (R)
$569,206 $57,797 $0 $627,002
National Republican Congressional Committee
Opposing Chet Edwards (D)
$0 $0 $106,807 $401,439
American Future Fund
Opposing Chet Edwards (D)
$0 $0 $0 $251,301
American Crossroads
Opposing Chet Edwards (D)
$0 $164,086 $0 $164,086
Ending Spending Fund
Opposing Chet Edwards (D)
$0 $71,334 $0 $71,334
Michael Frank Short
Supporting William Flores (R)
$9,402 $0 $0 $9,402
Right to Life
Supporting William Flores (R)
$3,999 $0 $0 $7,211
National Association Of Realtors
Supporting Chet Edwards (D)
$0 $0 $0 $3,408
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