Texas's 23rd congressional district

Interest groups and political parties reported spending $2,688,148 on independent campaigning in Texas's 23rd congressional district this year, with $1,273,958 benefiting Republicans and $1,414,190 benefiting Democrats. Back to race list.

Group Week before election Two weeks before election Three weeks before election Total
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
Opposing Francisco Canseco (R)
$231,293 $168,688 $234,767 $877,849
The American Worker
Opposing Francisco Canseco (R)
Supporting Ciro D. Rodriguez (D)
$35,000 $15,000 $275,503 $536,341
National Republican Congressional Committee
Opposing Ciro D. Rodriguez (D)
$0 $246,461 $265,081 $511,542
Americans for Tax Reform
Opposing Ciro D. Rodriguez (D)
$0 $0 $332,170 $332,170
American Crossroads
Opposing Ciro D. Rodriguez (D)
$331,600 $0 $0 $331,600
Coalition to Protect Seniors
Opposing Ciro D. Rodriguez (D)
$0 $0 $0 $30,967
Americans for Limited Government
Opposing Ciro D. Rodriguez (D)
$0 $29,677 $0 $29,677
Trust In Small Business PAC
Supporting Francisco Canseco (R)
$0 $14,465 $0 $14,465
Right to Life
Supporting Francisco Canseco (R)
$5,096 $0 $0 $8,162
Susan B Anthony List
Opposing Ciro D. Rodriguez (D)
$0 $7,978 $0 $7,978
60 Plus Association
Opposing Ciro D. Rodriguez (D)
$0 $0 $4,435 $4,435
Revere America
Opposing Ciro D. Rodriguez (D)
$2,963 $0 $0 $2,963
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