West Virginia Senate race

Interest groups and political parties reported spending $10,346,409 on independent campaigning in the West Virginia Senate race this year, with $5,593,957 benefiting Republicans and $4,752,452 benefiting Democrats. Back to race list.

Group Week before election Two weeks before election Three weeks before election Total
Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee
Opposing John R Raese (R)
$1,214,180 $860,362 $794,415 $3,947,487
National Republican Senatorial Committee
Opposing Joe Manchin (D)
$1,079,085 $50,405 $640,975 $3,887,250
Americans for Job Security
Opposing Joe Manchin (D)
$0 $980,256 $0 $980,256
Citizens for Strength and Security
Supporting Joe Manchin (D)
$0 $0 $428,900 $428,900
First Amendment Alliance
Opposing Joe Manchin (D)
$0 $308,162 $0 $308,162
American Crossroads
Opposing Joe Manchin (D)
$58,854 $207,084 $0 $265,937
Commonsense Ten
Opposing John R Raese (R)
$6,750 $219,524 $0 $226,274
Family Research Council
Supporting John R Raese (R)
$33,250 $51,000 $0 $84,250
Communications Workers of America
Opposing John R Raese (R)
$0 $50,000 $0 $50,000
United Mine Workers of America
Opposing John R Raese (R)
$0 $50,000 $0 $50,000
International Association of Firefighters
Supporting Joe Manchin (D)
$0 $0 $48,689 $48,689
FreedomWorks
Supporting John R Raese (R)
$33,417 $0 $0 $33,417
Focus on the Family Action
Supporting John R Raese (R)
$0 $11,563 $0 $11,563
Senate Conservatives Fund
Supporting John R Raese (R)
$8,813 $2,210 $0 $11,022
American Conservative Union
Supporting John R Raese (R)
$9,964 $0 $0 $9,964
West Virginians For Life
Supporting Joe Manchin (D)
Supporting John R Raese (R)
$688 $616 $33 $2,154
Revere America
Supporting John R Raese (R)
$1,059 $0 $0 $1,059
Working America
Opposing John R Raese (R)
Supporting Joe Manchin (D)
$25 $0 $0 $25
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