West Virginia's 3rd congressional district

Interest groups and political parties reported spending $1,594,060 on independent campaigning in West Virginia's 3rd congressional district this year, with $1,197,971 benefiting Republicans and $396,089 benefiting Democrats. Back to race list.

Group Week before election Two weeks before election Three weeks before election Total
West Virginia Conservative Foundation Inc.
Opposing Nick Rahall (D)
Supporting Elliott Maynard (R)
$49,829 $339,845 $0 $617,474
Americans for Tax Reform
Opposing Nick Rahall (D)
$0 $0 $308,382 $308,382
United Mine Workers of America
Supporting Nick Rahall (D)
$0 $0 $0 $187,895
Super PAC for America
Supporting Elliott Maynard (R)
$168,942 $0 $0 $168,942
Humane Society
Supporting Nick Rahall (D)
$104,917 $0 $7,505 $133,168
Majority Action
Opposing Elliott Maynard (R)
$0 $72,435 $0 $72,435
American Crossroads
Opposing Nick Rahall (D)
$23,407 $8,385 $0 $31,792
Right to Life
Supporting Elliott Maynard (R)
$9,115 $0 $9,367 $18,500
Alliance For America's Future
Opposing Nick Rahall (D)
$14,909 $0 $0 $14,909
West Virginians for Life Inc.
Opposing Nick Rahall (D)
$0 $10,758 $0 $10,758
Susan B Anthony List
Opposing Nick Rahall (D)
$0 $9,993 $0 $9,993
West Virginians For Life
Opposing Nick Rahall (D)
$0 $0 $0 $6,412
FreedomWorks
Supporting Elliott Maynard (R)
$909 $4,601 $0 $5,510
60 Plus Association
Opposing Nick Rahall (D)
$0 $4,188 $0 $4,188
National Rifle Association
Supporting Nick Rahall (D)
$0 $2,591 $0 $2,591
Revere America
Opposing Nick Rahall (D)
$1,111 $0 $0 $1,111
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