Indiana's 8th congressional district

Interest groups and political parties reported spending $638,759 on independent campaigning in Indiana's 8th congressional district this year, with $638,759 benefiting Republicans and $0 benefiting Democrats. Back to race list.

Group Week before election Two weeks before election Three weeks before election Total
Americans for Job Security
Opposing Trent Van Haaften (D)
$0 $0 $0 $355,161
National Republican Congressional Committee
Opposing Trent Van Haaften (D)
$0 $0 $0 $181,045
American Society of Anesthesiologists
Supporting Larry D. Bucshon (R)
$50,000 $0 $0 $50,000
Indiana Chamber of Commerce
Supporting Larry D. Bucshon (R)
$0 $0 $28,000 $28,000
National Federation of Independent Business
Supporting Larry D. Bucshon (R)
$0 $0 $0 $12,764
Right to Life
Supporting Larry D. Bucshon (R)
$1,300 $0 $0 $4,444
Supporting Larry D. Bucshon (R)
$235 $3,107 $0 $3,342
Americans for Prosperity
Opposing Trent Van Haaften (D)
$0 $0 $0 $2,374
Revere America
Supporting Larry D. Bucshon (R)
$1,629 $0 $0 $1,629
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