Virginia's 5th congressional district

Interest groups and political parties reported spending $4,629,624 on independent campaigning in Virginia's 5th congressional district this year, with $1,813,832 benefiting Republicans and $2,815,792 benefiting Democrats. Back to race list.

Group Week before election Two weeks before election Three weeks before election Total
National Republican Congressional Committee
Opposing Tom Perriello (D)
$181,483 $186,800 $184,663 $1,006,200
League of Conservation Voters
Supporting Tom Perriello (D)
$150,385 $397,021 $36,775 $605,069
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
Opposing Robert Hurt (R)
$142,124 $229,336 $96,553 $593,713
Service Employees International Union
Opposing Robert Hurt (R)
Supporting Tom Perriello (D)
$32,500 $33,761 $323,340 $467,587
America's Families First Action Fund
Opposing Robert Hurt (R)
Supporting Tom Perriello (D)
$194,000 $250,984 $0 $444,984
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Opposing Tom Perriello (D)
$0 $245,763 $0 $442,765
National Education Association
Opposing Robert Hurt (R)
$0 $284,962 $0 $284,962
VoteVets.org
Opposing Robert Hurt (R)
$61,583 $179,911 $0 $241,494
American Action Network
Opposing Tom Perriello (D)
$0 $49,000 $185,000 $234,000
MoveOn.org
Supporting Tom Perriello (D)
$147,827 $2,181 $0 $150,009
Foundation for a Secure and Prosperous America
Supporting Robert Hurt (R)
$0 $0 $37,907 $37,907
Americans United for Life
Opposing Tom Perriello (D)
$26,841 $0 $0 $26,841
National Federation of Independent Business
Supporting Robert Hurt (R)
$0 $0 $0 $19,164
Matthew 25 Network
Supporting Tom Perriello (D)
$5,000 $12,448 $303 $17,750
Family Research Council
Opposing Tom Perriello (D)
$0 $0 $0 $15,746
Americans for Responsible Health Care
Opposing Tom Perriello (D)
$0 $0 $0 $11,332
Laborers International Union of North America
Supporting Tom Perriello (D)
$0 $10,224 $0 $10,224
Right to Life
Supporting Robert Hurt (R)
$4,111 $0 $5,820 $9,950
Revere America
Opposing Tom Perriello (D)
$5,038 $0 $0 $5,038
Alliance For America's Future
Supporting Robert Hurt (R)
$2,900 $0 $0 $2,900
Fidelis
Supporting Robert Hurt (R)
$1,990 $0 $0 $1,990
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