Wisconsin's 7th congressional district

Interest groups and political parties reported spending $3,449,820 on independent campaigning in Wisconsin's 7th congressional district this year, with $1,525,077 benefiting Republicans and $1,924,742 benefiting Democrats. Back to race list.

Group Week before election Two weeks before election Three weeks before election Total
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
Opposing Sean P. Duffy (R)
$180,382 $187,359 $171,664 $1,017,171
National Republican Congressional Committee
Opposing Julie Lassa (D)
$95,379 $140,061 $155,662 $852,694
America's Families First Action Fund
Opposing Sean P. Duffy (R)
$0 $375,200 $0 $375,200
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Opposing Julie Lassa (D)
$0 $0 $0 $266,593
Americans for Tax Reform
Opposing Julie Lassa (D)
$0 $0 $0 $207,098
Advancing Wisconsin Inc
Supporting Julie Lassa (D)
$22,123 $12,301 $126,795 $167,853
American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees
Opposing Sean P. Duffy (R)
$135,950 $0 $0 $135,950
Women Vote!
Opposing Sean P. Duffy (R)
Supporting Julie Lassa (D)
$0 $0 $20,440 $126,354
Americans for Prosperity
Opposing Julie Lassa (D)
$0 $0 $0 $97,412
Building a Stronger Wisconsin
Opposing Sean P. Duffy (R)
$0 $95,004 $0 $95,004
New Prosperity Foundation
Opposing Julie Lassa (D)
$0 $0 $0 $25,000
Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce Issues Mobilization Council
Supporting Sean P. Duffy (R)
$0 $25,000 $0 $25,000
Safari Club International
Supporting Sean P. Duffy (R)
$0 $0 $16,283 $16,283
60 Plus Association
Opposing Julie Lassa (D)
$0 $15,655 $0 $15,655
Right to Life
Supporting Sean P. Duffy (R)
$3,128 $0 $0 $8,042
America Votes
Supporting Julie Lassa (D)
$6,440 $0 $0 $6,440
Business Institute for Political Analysis
Supporting Sean P. Duffy (R)
$0 $5,000 $0 $5,000
American Majority Action Inc.
Supporting Sean P. Duffy (R)
$1,224 $0 $0 $2,263
Fidelis
Supporting Sean P. Duffy (R)
$2,080 $0 $0 $2,080
Revere America
Supporting Sean P. Duffy (R)
$1,108 $0 $0 $1,108
Americans for Limited Government
Opposing Julie Lassa (D)
$0 $0 $850 $850
Planned Parenthood Advocates Of Wiscon
Opposing Sean P. Duffy (R)
$0 $771 $0 $771
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