Iowa's 1st congressional district

Interest groups and political parties reported spending $2,367,930 on independent campaigning in Iowa's 1st congressional district this year, with $1,715,191 benefiting Republicans and $652,739 benefiting Democrats. Back to race list.

Group Week before election Two weeks before election Three weeks before election Total
American Future Fund
Opposing Bruce Braley (D)
$256,335 $147,290 $461,885 $1,358,173
Commonsense Ten
Opposing Benjamin Michael Lange (R)
Supporting Bruce Braley (D)
$221,705 $175,739 $0 $397,444
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Opposing Bruce Braley (D)
$0 $248,240 $0 $248,240
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
Opposing Benjamin Michael Lange (R)
$205,900 $13,795 $0 $219,695
Super PAC for America
Opposing Bruce Braley (D)
$57,858 $0 $0 $57,858
Protecting America's Retirees
Supporting Bruce Braley (D)
$0 $35,600 $0 $35,600
National Rifle Association
Supporting Benjamin Michael Lange (R)
$0 $7,039 $18,483 $25,521
Center for Individual Freedom
Opposing Bruce Braley (D)
$0 $0 $19,272 $19,272
Susan B Anthony List
Opposing Bruce Braley (D)
$5,458 $0 $0 $5,458
Revere America
Opposing Bruce Braley (D)
$668 $0 $0 $668
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