Connecticut Senate race

Interest groups and political parties reported spending $2,695,684 on independent campaigning in the Connecticut Senate race this year, with $577,917 benefiting Republicans and $2,117,767 benefiting Democrats. Back to race list.

Group Week before election Two weeks before election Three weeks before election Total
Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee
Opposing Linda McMahon (R)
$450,000 $502,500 $592,316 $2,044,916
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Opposing Richard Blumenthal (D)
$0 $0 $0 $500,000
National Committee To Preserve Social Security & Medicare Pac
Supporting Richard Blumenthal (D)
$0 $56,151 $0 $56,151
National Rifle Association
Opposing Richard Blumenthal (D)
$0 $54,998 $0 $54,998
Working For Us
Opposing Linda McMahon (R)
$16,700 $0 $0 $16,700
Right to Life
Opposing Richard Blumenthal (D)
$6,335 $0 $6,494 $12,868
Supporting Linda McMahon (R)
$0 $5,359 $0 $5,359
Revere America
Supporting Linda McMahon (R)
$4,692 $0 $0 $4,692
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