Pennsylvania's 15th congressional district

Interest groups and political parties reported spending $232,491 on independent campaigning in Pennsylvania's 15th congressional district this year, with $170,189 benefiting Republicans and $62,302 benefiting Democrats. Back to race list.

Group Week before election Two weeks before election Three weeks before election Total
American Hospital Association
Supporting Charlie Dent (R)
$0 $100,000 $0 $100,000
Opposing Charlie Dent (R)
$0 $0 $0 $62,302
American Society of Anesthesiologists
Supporting Charlie Dent (R)
$50,000 $0 $0 $50,000
National Rifle Association
Opposing John Callahan (D)
Supporting Charlie Dent (R)
$12,265 $2,925 $2,116 $20,189
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