Washington's 8th congressional district

Interest groups and political parties reported spending $672,746 on independent campaigning in Washington's 8th congressional district this year, with $589,870 benefiting Republicans and $82,876 benefiting Democrats. Back to race list.

Group Week before election Two weeks before election Three weeks before election Total
National Association Of Realtors
Supporting Dave Reichert (R)
$0 $0 $50,200 $576,388
Opposing Dave Reichert (R)
$0 $0 $0 $80,600
Humane Society
Supporting Dave Reichert (R)
$0 $0 $9,721 $9,721
Right to Life
Supporting Dave Reichert (R)
$1,243 $0 $0 $3,761
Planned Parenthood Votes! Washington
Supporting Suzan DelBene (D)
$0 $2,000 $0 $2,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America
Opposing Dave Reichert (R)
Supporting Suzan DelBene (D)
$0 $0 $0 $276
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