has reported spending a total of $2,356,863 on independent campaigning through October 2010, with 100% benefiting Democratic candidates. Back to group list.

Race Week before election Two weeks before election Three weeks before election 2010 Total
Pennsylvania Senate
Opposing Pat Toomey (R)
Supporting Joseph A. Sestak, Jr (D)
$24,660 $300,000 $375,727 $786,747
Nevada Senate
Supporting Harry Reid (D)
$0 $100,000 $200,000 $595,680
Pennsylvania's 8th district
Opposing Michael G. Fitzpatrick (R)
Supporting Patrick J. Murphy (D)
$3,735 $415,221 $37,807 $463,911
Virginia's 5th district
Opposing Robert Hurt (R)
$61,583 $179,911 $0 $241,494
Washington Senate
Supporting Patty Murray (D)
$9,113 $0 $0 $169,113
New Mexico's 2nd district
Opposing Steve Pearce (R)
$0 $46,667 $0 $46,667
Ohio's 16th district
Opposing James B. Renacci (R)
$0 $0 $24,700 $24,700
Colorado Senate
Opposing Ken Buck (R)
$0 $20,000 $0 $20,000
Pennsylvania's 7th district
Supporting Bryan Lentz (D)
$2,935 $0 $0 $8,551
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