Utah Senate race

Interest groups and political parties reported spending $378,346 on independent campaigning in the Utah Senate race this year, with $378,346 benefiting Republicans and $0 benefiting Democrats. Back to race list.

Group Week before election Two weeks before election Three weeks before election Total
Senate Conservatives Fund
Supporting Mike Lee (R)
$5,645 $0 $102 $189,745
Club for Growth
Opposing Robert F. Bennett (R)
$0 $0 $0 $113,631
Common Sense Issues
Opposing Tim Bridgewater (R)
$0 $0 $0 $40,400
Our Country Deserves Better (teapartyexpress.org)
Opposing Tim Bridgewater (R)
Supporting Mike Lee (R)
$0 $0 $0 $30,000
FreedomWorks
Supporting Mike Lee (R)
$0 $0 $0 $2,775
Gun Owners Of America
Opposing Robert F. Bennett (R)
$0 $0 $0 $1,540
Right to Life
Supporting Mike Lee (R)
$0 $0 $0 $255
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