Wisconsin's 8th congressional district

Interest groups and political parties reported spending $2,515,908 on independent campaigning in Wisconsin's 8th congressional district this year, with $1,178,772 benefiting Republicans and $1,337,136 benefiting Democrats. Back to race list.

Group Week before election Two weeks before election Three weeks before election Total
American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees
Opposing Reid Ribble (R)
$0 $0 $0 $750,000
National Republican Congressional Committee
Opposing Steve Kagen (D)
$26,550 $96,774 $109,233 $410,602
America's Families First Action Fund
Opposing Reid Ribble (R)
$0 $290,000 $0 $290,000
American Action Network
Opposing Steve Kagen (D)
$0 $130,000 $130,000 $260,000
60 Plus Association
Opposing Steve Kagen (D)
$0 $0 $8,270 $160,700
Super PAC for America
Supporting Reid Ribble (R)
$124,755 $0 $0 $124,755
Citizen Action of Wisconsin
Supporting Steve Kagen (D)
$0 $110,616 $0 $110,616
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
Opposing Reid Ribble (R)
$0 $0 $44,854 $110,309
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Opposing Steve Kagen (D)
$0 $89,418 $0 $89,418
Americans for Prosperity
Opposing Steve Kagen (D)
$0 $0 $0 $67,813
Advancing Wisconsin Inc
Supporting Steve Kagen (D)
$27,807 $17,370 $7,180 $52,357
Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce Issues Mobilization Council
Opposing Steve Kagen (D)
$0 $25,021 $0 $25,021
Susan B Anthony List
Opposing Steve Kagen (D)
$0 $16,508 $0 $16,508
American Federation of State County & Municipal Employees
Supporting Steve Kagen (D)
$0 $0 $0 $15,000
Physicians for a Responsible Government
Opposing Steve Kagen (D)
Supporting Reid Ribble (R)
$0 $0 $0 $10,500
Right to Life
Supporting Reid Ribble (R)
$2,036 $0 $0 $7,029
America Votes
Supporting Steve Kagen (D)
$5,822 $0 $0 $5,822
Americans for Tax Reform
Opposing Steve Kagen (D)
$0 $0 $4,209 $4,209
MoveOn.org
Supporting Steve Kagen (D)
$0 $2,181 $0 $3,031
Revere America
Opposing Steve Kagen (D)
$1,178 $0 $0 $1,178
American Majority Action Inc.
Supporting Reid Ribble (R)
$0 $0 $0 $1,039
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