California's 44th congressional district

Interest groups and political parties reported spending $639,836 on independent campaigning in California's 44th congressional district this year, with $608,748 benefiting Republicans and $31,088 benefiting Democrats. Back to race list.

Group Week before election Two weeks before election Three weeks before election Total
National Association Of Realtors
Supporting Ken Calvert (R)
$0 $0 $50,200 $606,236
Service Employees International Union
Supporting Bill Hedrick (D)
$0 $31,088 $0 $31,088
Right to Life
Supporting Ken Calvert (R)
$0 $0 $0 $2,512
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