Washington's 2nd congressional district

Interest groups and political parties reported spending $1,297,567 on independent campaigning in Washington's 2nd congressional district this year, with $677,761 benefiting Republicans and $619,806 benefiting Democrats. Back to race list.

Group Week before election Two weeks before election Three weeks before election Total
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
Opposing John Koster (R)
$344,383 $261,547 $0 $605,930
American Future Fund
Opposing Rick Larsen (D)
$0 $0 $0 $561,995
American Crossroads
Opposing Rick Larsen (D)
$0 $31,865 $0 $31,865
Business Institute for Political Analysis
Supporting John Koster (R)
$0 $30,999 $0 $30,999
Susan B Anthony List
Opposing Rick Larsen (D)
$0 $26,062 $0 $26,062
National Federation of Independent Business
Supporting John Koster (R)
$14,311 $0 $0 $14,311
America Votes
Supporting Rick Larsen (D)
$7,800 $0 $0 $7,800
60 Plus Association
Opposing Rick Larsen (D)
$0 $0 $6,233 $6,233
Supporting Rick Larsen (D)
$0 $2,181 $0 $5,856
Right to Life
Supporting John Koster (R)
$2,313 $0 $0 $4,370
Revere America
Opposing Rick Larsen (D)
$1,075 $0 $0 $1,075
Americans for Limited Government
Opposing Rick Larsen (D)
$0 $850 $0 $850
Naral Stand Up For A Pro-choice Future
Supporting Rick Larsen (D)
$0 $219 $0 $219
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