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Election 2010

U.S. Chamber of Commerce

U.S. Chamber of Commerce has reported spending a total of $31,774,779 on independent campaigning through October 2010, with 93% benefiting Republican candidates. Back to group list.

The nation's largest business lobby has had a growing role in political campaigns in recent years as the Supreme Court struck down laws that limited the types of expenditures it could make.

Race Week before election Two weeks before election Three weeks before election 2010 Total
California Senate
Opposing Barbara Boxer (D)
$272,000 $1,361,648 $0 $4,911,118
New Hampshire Senate
Opposing Paul W. Hodes (D)
$0 $0 $0 $2,324,730
Colorado Senate
Opposing Michael F. Bennet (D)
Supporting Jane Norton (R)
$0 $1,000,000 $0 $2,147,763
Florida Senate
Opposing Charlie Crist (I)
$0 $0 $0 $2,000,000
Pennsylvania Senate
Opposing Joseph A. Sestak, Jr (D)
$0 $499,560 $490,820 $1,692,056
Illinois Senate
Opposing Alexander Giannoulias (D)
$0 $1,182,856 $0 $1,682,856
Kentucky Senate
Opposing Jack Conway (D)
$0 $754,010 $0 $1,254,010
Missouri Senate
Opposing Robin Carnahan (D)
$0 $0 $526,446 $1,110,461
Massachusetts Senate
Supporting Scott P. Brown (R)
$0 $0 $0 $1,001,400
Washington Senate
Supporting Dino Rossi (R)
$0 $997,525 $0 $997,525
Wisconsin Senate
Opposing Russ Feingold (D)
$0 $499,800 $0 $748,300
Connecticut Senate
Opposing Richard Blumenthal (D)
$0 $0 $0 $500,000
Pennsylvania's 12th district
Opposing Mark Critz (D)
Supporting Tim Burns (R)
$0 $149,995 $0 $498,551
Nevada's 3rd district
Opposing Dina Titus (D)
$0 $199,850 $0 $449,850
Virginia's 5th district
Opposing Tom Perriello (D)
$0 $245,763 $0 $442,765
Maryland's 1st district
Supporting Frank M. Kratovil Jr (D)
$0 $99,842 $0 $437,524
Ohio's 16th district
Opposing John A. Boccieri (D)
$0 $181,945 $0 $421,315
New Mexico's 1st district
Opposing Martin Heinrich (D)
$0 $172,284 $0 $416,882
California's 11th district
Opposing Jerry McNerney (D)
$0 $152,916 $0 $415,184
Pennsylvania's 10th district
Opposing Chris Carney (D)
$0 $149,865 $0 $398,365
Georgia's 8th district
Supporting Jim Marshall (D)
$0 $0 $0 $390,030
Iowa's 3rd district
Opposing Leonard L. Boswell (D)
$0 $165,036 $0 $348,062
Arkansas Senate
Supporting Blanche Lincoln (D)
$0 $0 $0 $300,000
Illinois's 11th district
Opposing Deborah Halvorson (D)
$0 $0 $0 $300,000
North Dakota's 1st district
Opposing Earl Pomeroy (D)
$0 $0 $0 $273,525
Wisconsin's 7th district
Opposing Julie Lassa (D)
$0 $0 $0 $266,593
Ohio's 15th district
Opposing Mary Jo Kilroy (D)
$0 $0 $0 $261,735
Colorado's 4th district
Opposing Betsy Markey (D)
$0 $0 $0 $250,000
Florida's 24th district
Opposing Suzanne Kosmas (D)
$0 $0 $0 $250,000
Iowa Senate
Opposing Chuck Grassley (R)
$0 $0 $0 $250,000
Indiana Senate
Opposing Brad Ellsworth (D)
$0 $0 $0 $250,000
Pennsylvania's 3rd district
Opposing Kathleen Dahlkemper (D)
$0 $0 $0 $248,500
Iowa's 1st district
Opposing Bruce Braley (D)
$0 $248,240 $0 $248,240
New Mexico's 2nd district
Opposing Harry Teague (D)
$0 $0 $0 $239,739
Arkansas's 4th district
Supporting Mike Ross (D)
$0 $0 $0 $223,148
New York's 23rd district
Opposing Bill Owens (D)
$0 $206,572 $0 $206,572
Ohio's 17th district
Opposing Tim Ryan (D)
$0 $92,490 $0 $195,345
Alabama's 2nd district
Supporting Bobby Bright (D)
$0 $0 $0 $195,140
New York's 19th district
Opposing John Hall (D)
$0 $192,206 $0 $192,206
Utah's 2nd district
Supporting Jim Matheson (D)
$0 $0 $0 $180,308
California's 47th district
Opposing Loretta Sanchez (D)
$0 $180,000 $0 $180,000
Kansas's 3rd district
Opposing Stephene Ann Moore (D)
$0 $0 $0 $172,864
Pennsylvania's 8th district
Opposing Patrick J. Murphy (D)
$0 $170,000 $0 $170,000
Arizona's 8th district
Opposing Gabrielle Giffords (D)
$0 $161,907 $0 $161,907
Arizona's 7th district
Opposing Raul M. Grijalva (D)
$0 $161,215 $0 $161,215
Massachusetts's 10th district
Opposing William R. Keating (D)
$0 $160,064 $0 $160,064
New Jersey's 12th district
Opposing Rush Holt (D)
$0 $0 $0 $150,000
Washington's 1st district
Opposing Jay Inslee (D)
$0 $149,870 $0 $149,870
Washington's 3rd district
Opposing Dennis Heck (D)
$0 $149,540 $0 $149,540
New Hampshire's 2nd district
Opposing Ann Mclane Kuster (D)
$0 $149,380 $0 $149,380
New Hampshire's 1st district
Opposing Carol Shea-Porter (D)
$0 $148,640 $0 $148,640
Pennsylvania's 7th district
Opposing Bryan Lentz (D)
$0 $146,680 $0 $146,680
Idaho's 1st district
Supporting Walt Minnick (D)
$0 $0 $0 $141,234
Oklahoma's 2nd district
Supporting Dan Boren (D)
$0 $0 $0 $135,799
Illinois's 14th district
Opposing Bill Foster (D)
$0 $99,952 $0 $99,952
Florida's 25th district
Opposing Joe Garcia (D)
$0 $99,310 $0 $99,310
Wisconsin's 8th district
Opposing Steve Kagen (D)
$0 $89,418 $0 $89,418
Virginia's 2nd district
Supporting Glenn Nye (D)
$0 $0 $0 $82,074
Georgia's 12th district
Supporting John Barrow (D)
$0 $0 $0 $78,558
Mississippi's 1st district
Supporting Travis W. Childers (D)
$0 $0 $0 $68,604
Florida's 2nd district
Supporting Allen Boyd (D)
$0 $0 $50,000 $50,000
Ohio's 18th district
Opposing Zachary T. Space (D)
$0 $16,170 $0 $45,415
Indiana's 2nd district
Opposing Joe Donnelly (D)
$0 $38,745 $0 $38,745
New York's 24th district
Opposing Michael Arcuri (D)
$0 $25,712 $0 $25,712
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
 

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