Washington's 3rd congressional district

Interest groups and political parties reported spending $3,759,570 on independent campaigning in Washington's 3rd congressional district this year, with $2,028,012 benefiting Republicans and $1,731,558 benefiting Democrats. Back to race list.

Group Week before election Two weeks before election Three weeks before election Total
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
Opposing Jaime Herrera (R)
$580,820 $505,020 $277,939 $1,728,123
National Republican Congressional Committee
Opposing Dennis Heck (D)
$18,644 $273,074 $309,771 $1,245,270
American Future Fund
Opposing Dennis Heck (D)
$0 $0 $0 $470,787
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Opposing Dennis Heck (D)
$0 $149,540 $0 $149,540
National Rifle Association
Supporting Jaime Herrera (R)
$1,114 $0 $73,457 $75,512
American Crossroads
Opposing Dennis Heck (D)
$0 $36,200 $0 $36,200
Business Institute for Political Analysis
Supporting Jaime Herrera (R)
$0 $30,999 $0 $30,999
National Federation of Independent Business
Supporting Jaime Herrera (R)
$15,114 $0 $0 $15,114
Right to Life
Supporting Jaime Herrera (R)
$1,102 $0 $0 $3,316
MoveOn.org
Supporting Dennis Heck (D)
$0 $2,181 $0 $3,071
Revere America
Supporting Jaime Herrera (R)
$1,274 $0 $0 $1,274
Naral Stand Up For A Pro-choice Future
Supporting Dennis Heck (D)
$0 $225 $0 $225
NARAL Pro-Choice America
Supporting Dennis Heck (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