Virginia's 2nd congressional district

Interest groups and political parties reported spending $1,451,750 on independent campaigning in Virginia's 2nd congressional district this year, with $511,038 benefiting Republicans and $940,712 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 Rigell (R)
$88,515 $183,427 $148,398 $788,447
National Republican Congressional Committee
Opposing Glenn Nye (D)
$4,483 $133,140 $148,443 $424,660
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Supporting Glenn Nye (D)
$0 $0 $0 $82,074
Campaign for Working Families
Opposing Glenn Nye (D)
$0 $0 $76,420 $76,420
American Academy of Ophthalmology
Supporting Glenn Nye (D)
$0 $0 $0 $64,476
Right to Life
Supporting Scott Rigell (R)
$2,957 $0 $4,082 $7,059
Congressional Black Caucus
Supporting Glenn Nye (D)
$5,715 $0 $0 $5,715
Alliance For America's Future
Supporting Scott Rigell (R)
$2,900 $0 $0 $2,900
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