California's 3rd congressional district

Interest groups and political parties reported spending $841,489 on independent campaigning in California's 3rd congressional district this year, with $725,557 benefiting Republicans and $115,932 benefiting Democrats. Back to race list.

Group Week before election Two weeks before election Three weeks before election Total
American Crossroads
Opposing Ami Bera (D)
$0 $0 $682,324 $682,324
American Society of Anesthesiologists
Supporting Ami Bera (D)
$0 $50,000 $0 $50,000
Citizens for Economic and National Security
Opposing Ami Bera (D)
$0 $0 $15,000 $35,100
Campaign Money Watch
Opposing Dan Lungren (R)
$0 $0 $0 $28,718
American Congress Of OB-GYNs
Supporting Ami Bera (D)
$0 $20,250 $0 $20,250
National Nurses United for Patient Protection
Supporting Ami Bera (D)
$14,119 $0 $0 $14,119
Right to Life
Supporting Dan Lungren (R)
$2,311 $0 $0 $5,005
NARAL Pro-Choice America
Opposing Dan Lungren (R)
Supporting Ami Bera (D)
$1,462 $1,238 $8 $2,846
Revere America
Supporting Dan Lungren (R)
$2,365 $0 $0 $2,365
National Rifle Association
Supporting Dan Lungren (R)
$0 $283 $481 $764
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