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Election 2010

Wisconsin Senate race

Interest groups and political parties reported spending $2,631,861 on independent campaigning in the Wisconsin Senate race this year, with $2,318,139 benefiting Republicans and $127,417 benefiting Democrats. Back to race list.

Group Week before election Two weeks before election Three weeks before election Total
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Opposing Russ Feingold (D)
$0 $499,800 $0 $748,300
National Rifle Association
Supporting Ron Johnson (R)
$0 $90,771 $173,194 $574,957
American Action Network
Opposing Russ Feingold (D)
$0 $0 $0 $290,395
Club for Growth
Opposing Russ Feingold (D)
Supporting Ron Johnson (R)
$0 $0 $0 $222,734
National Association of Manufacturers
Russ Feingold (D)
$0 $0 $0 $186,305
Opposing Russ Feingold (D)
$0 $0 $135,314 $135,314
Right to Life
Supporting Ron Johnson (R)
$29,476 $0 $0 $93,388
National Federation of Independent Business
Supporting Ron Johnson (R)
$0 $0 $0 $78,464
Senate Conservatives Fund
Supporting Ron Johnson (R)
$6,219 $0 $6,167 $74,518
League of Conservation Voters
Opposing Ron Johnson (R)
Supporting Russ Feingold (D)
$25,000 $0 $25,000 $54,342
Advancing Wisconsin Inc
Supporting Russ Feingold (D)
$51,833 $0 $0 $51,833
Safari Club International
Supporting Ron Johnson (R)
$0 $0 $42,533 $42,533
Trust In Small Business PAC
Supporting Ron Johnson (R)
$0 $23,056 $0 $23,056
Focus on the Family Action
Opposing Russ Feingold (D)
$0 $14,960 $0 $14,960
People for the American Way
Opposing Ron Johnson (R)
Supporting Russ Feingold (D)
$142 $11,350 $0 $11,492
Voces de la Frontera Action
Supporting Russ Feingold (D)
$6,603 $2,739 $271 $9,613
Revere America
Opposing Russ Feingold (D)
$6,062 $0 $0 $6,062
Family Research Council
Opposing Russ Feingold (D)
$5,100 $0 $0 $5,100
American Majority Action Inc.
Supporting Ron Johnson (R)
$1,003 $0 $0 $4,119
Milwaukee Police Association
Supporting Ron Johnson (R)
$2,010 $0 $0 $2,010
Supporting Ron Johnson (R)
$1,230 $0 $0 $1,230
American Crossroads
Opposing Russ Feingold (D)
$0 $0 $1,000 $1,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America
Supporting Russ Feingold (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.

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