Virginia's 9th congressional district

Interest groups and political parties reported spending $1,972,494 on independent campaigning in Virginia's 9th congressional district this year, with $1,782,346 benefiting Republicans and $190,148 benefiting Democrats. Back to race list.

Group Week before election Two weeks before election Three weeks before election Total
National Republican Congressional Committee
Opposing Rick Boucher (D)
Supporting Morgan Griffith (R)
$13,324 $219,522 $180,423 $814,118
Americans for Job Security
Opposing Rick Boucher (D)
$11,600 $0 $0 $482,732
American Action Network
Opposing Rick Boucher (D)
$0 $0 $226,000 $226,000
American Hospital Association
Supporting Rick Boucher (D)
$0 $112,000 $0 $112,000
Americans for Prosperity
Opposing Rick Boucher (D)
$111,497 $0 $0 $111,497
United Mine Workers of America
Supporting Rick Boucher (D)
$0 $0 $0 $78,010
Foundation for a Secure and Prosperous America
Supporting Morgan Griffith (R)
$0 $0 $73,500 $73,500
Americans for Tax Reform
Opposing Rick Boucher (D)
$0 $0 $31,770 $31,770
Americans for Limited Government
Opposing Rick Boucher (D)
$0 $27,680 $0 $27,680
Right to Life
Supporting Morgan Griffith (R)
$8,532 $0 $5,152 $13,703
Virginia Society For Human Life Inc-political Action Committee
Supporting Morgan Griffith (R)
$1,346 $0 $0 $1,346
NARAL Pro-Choice America
Supporting Rick Boucher (D)
$0 $0 $0 $138
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