Missouri's 3rd congressional district

Interest groups and political parties reported spending $398,736 on independent campaigning in Missouri's 3rd congressional district this year, with $381,318 benefiting Republicans and $17,418 benefiting Democrats. Back to race list.

Group Week before election Two weeks before election Three weeks before election Total
American Crossroads
Opposing Russ Carnahan (D)
$278,854 $0 $0 $278,854
National Rifle Association
Opposing Russ Carnahan (D)
Supporting Edward R. Martin Jr (R)
$1,094 $38,675 $1,107 $42,695
Susan B Anthony List
Opposing Russ Carnahan (D)
$0 $29,169 $0 $29,169
Planned Parenthood
Opposing Edward R. Martin Jr (R)
Supporting Russ Carnahan (D)
$16,775 $0 $0 $16,775
American Majority Action Inc.
Supporting Edward R. Martin Jr (R)
$0 $0 $0 $9,873
Americans for Limited Government
Opposing Russ Carnahan (D)
$0 $9,122 $0 $9,122
Right to Life
Supporting Edward R. Martin Jr (R)
$1,262 $0 $0 $5,770
60 Plus Association
Opposing Russ Carnahan (D)
$0 $0 $4,318 $4,318
Revere America
Opposing Russ Carnahan (D)
$1,516 $0 $0 $1,516
Planned Parenthood of St. Louis
Supporting Russ Carnahan (D)
$0 $40 $0 $643
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