Washington Senate race

Interest groups and political parties reported spending $18,557,727 on independent campaigning in the Washington Senate race this year, with $10,306,781 benefiting Republicans and $8,250,946 benefiting Democrats. Back to race list.

Group Week before election Two weeks before election Three weeks before election Total
American Crossroads
Opposing Patty Murray (D)
Supporting Dino Rossi (R)
$1,409,199 $1,661,286 $288,634 $4,666,943
National Republican Senatorial Committee
Opposing Patty Murray (D)
$808,655 $1,256,230 $1,043,095 $3,648,705
Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee
Opposing Dino Rossi (R)
$1,024,000 $1,450,488 $731,172 $3,604,714
Commonsense Ten
Opposing Dino Rossi (R)
$0 $1,087,472 $0 $1,499,472
National Education Association
Opposing Dino Rossi (R)
Supporting Patty Murray (D)
$1,000,000 $1,000 $0 $1,403,000
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Supporting Dino Rossi (R)
$0 $997,525 $0 $997,525
Citizens for Strength and Security
Supporting Patty Murray (D)
$0 $0 $0 $640,410
National Rifle Association
Opposing Patty Murray (D)
Supporting Dino Rossi (R)
$13,824 $1,242 $231,781 $414,100
Sierra Club
Supporting Patty Murray (D)
$206,648 $169,397 $441 $376,486
American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees
Opposing Dino Rossi (R)
$0 $0 $0 $200,000
VoteVets.org
Supporting Patty Murray (D)
$9,113 $0 $0 $169,113
Women Vote!
Opposing Dino Rossi (R)
Supporting Patty Murray (D)
$84,699 $0 $0 $119,699
RightChange.com
Opposing Patty Murray (D)
$0 $29,450 $58,900 $117,800
National Federation of Independent Business
Supporting Dino Rossi (R)
$98,950 $0 $0 $98,950
American College Of Surgeons Professional Association
Supporting Patty Murray (D)
$0 $0 $92,850 $92,850
Planned Parenthood Votes! Washington
Supporting Patty Murray (D)
$84,699 $4,000 $0 $88,699
Safari Club International
Supporting Dino Rossi (R)
$0 $0 $47,633 $67,633
Senate Conservatives Fund
Supporting Dino Rossi (R)
$13,173 $0 $678 $58,789
Enterprise Freedom Action Committee
Opposing Patty Murray (D)
$53,079 $0 $0 $53,079
Right to Life
Supporting Dino Rossi (R)
$17,133 $0 $0 $44,867
League of Conservation Voters
Supporting Patty Murray (D)
$26,014 $14,903 $0 $40,917
Coalition to Protect Seniors
Opposing Patty Murray (D)
$0 $0 $0 $36,499
Business Institute for Political Analysis
Supporting Dino Rossi (R)
$0 $25,999 $0 $25,999
Faith Family Freedom Fund
Opposing Patty Murray (D)
$0 $24,750 $0 $24,750
Focus on the Family Action
Supporting Dino Rossi (R)
$0 $22,986 $0 $22,986
Trust In Small Business PAC
Supporting Dino Rossi (R)
$22,511 $0 $0 $22,511
NARAL Pro-Choice America
Opposing Dino Rossi (R)
Supporting Patty Murray (D)
$57 $0 $6,958 $7,523
MoveOn.org
Supporting Patty Murray (D)
$0 $2,181 $0 $7,048
Revere America
Opposing Patty Murray (D)
$4,729 $0 $0 $4,729
Naral Stand Up For A Pro-choice Future
Supporting Patty Murray (D)
$0 $979 $0 $979
FreedomWorks
Supporting Dino Rossi (R)
$917 $0 $0 $917
Working America
Opposing Dino Rossi (R)
Supporting Patty Murray (D)
$37 $0 $0 $37
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