West Virginia's 1st congressional district

Interest groups and political parties reported spending $3,159,763 on independent campaigning in West Virginia's 1st congressional district this year, with $1,891,736 benefiting Republicans and $1,268,027 benefiting Democrats. Back to race list.

Group Week before election Two weeks before election Three weeks before election Total
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
Opposing David B. McKinley (R)
$306,583 $329,162 $249,810 $1,264,731
National Republican Congressional Committee
Opposing Mike Oliverio (D)
$0 $209,212 $193,636 $722,606
American Action Network
Opposing Mike Oliverio (D)
$149,700 $225,000 $225,000 $599,700
American Future Fund
Opposing Mike Oliverio (D)
$0 $0 $0 $445,117
American Crossroads
Opposing Mike Oliverio (D)
$33,439 $33,439 $0 $66,878
Susan B Anthony List
Opposing Alan B. Mollohan (D)
$0 $0 $0 $24,798
Alliance For America's Future
Opposing Mike Oliverio (D)
$14,909 $0 $0 $14,909
West Virginians For Life
Opposing Alan B. Mollohan (D)
$0 $0 $0 $6,407
60 Plus Association
Opposing Mike Oliverio (D)
$0 $5,720 $0 $5,720
Supporting David B. McKinley (R)
$437 $3,107 $0 $3,544
National Rifle Association
Supporting Alan B. Mollohan (D)
$0 $0 $0 $3,296
Revere America
Supporting David B. McKinley (R)
$1,206 $0 $0 $1,206
Americans for Limited Government
Opposing Mike Oliverio (D)
$0 $0 $850 $850
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