Indiana Senate race

Interest groups and political parties reported spending $379,678 on independent campaigning in the Indiana Senate race this year, with $379,654 benefiting Republicans and $24 benefiting Democrats. Back to race list.

Group Week before election Two weeks before election Three weeks before election Total
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Opposing Brad Ellsworth (D)
$0 $0 $0 $250,000
Susan B Anthony List
Opposing Brad Ellsworth (D)
$0 $0 $0 $43,035
Coalition to Protect Seniors
Opposing Brad Ellsworth (D)
$0 $0 $0 $23,215
National Rifle Association
Opposing Daniel R. Coats (R)
$0 $0 $0 $17,918
Right to Life
Supporting Daniel R. Coats (R)
$4,213 $0 $0 $16,172
Indiana Chamber of Commerce
Supporting Daniel R. Coats (R)
$0 $0 $15,000 $15,000
Republican Party of Indiana
Opposing Brad Ellsworth (D)
Supporting Daniel R. Coats (R)
$0 $0 $0 $12,542
Restore America's Voice
Supporting Daniel R. Coats (R)
$1,445 $327 $0 $1,772
Working America
Opposing Daniel R. Coats (R)
Supporting Brad Ellsworth (D)
$24 $0 $0 $24
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