Skip Navigation

Close and don't show again.

Your browser is out of date.

You may not get the full experience here on National Journal.

Please upgrade your browser to any of the following supported browsers:

Weekly Outside Group Spending Tops $100M Weekly Outside Group Spending Tops $100M

NEXT :
This ad will end in seconds
Close X

Not a member or subscriber? Learn More »

Forget Your Password?

Don't have an account? Register »

Reveal Navigation

 

Influence

Weekly Outside Group Spending Tops $100M

If for some reason you thought that outside groups would wind down their spending in the lead-up to Nov 6, you were, well, quite mistaken.

For the first time, these groups topped the $100 million spending mark in just one week, so reports Sunlight Foundation, a watchdog group.

And it isn't even all presidential; last week, House races attracted $34.7 million, Senate races attracted $34.3 million, while $33.3 million was spent on the Obama v. Romney showdown.

Pro-Republican outside groups have consistently spent more than pro-Democratic ones since Sept. 7, which is when all independent political expenditures had to be reported. This week, pro-GOP groups spent nearly $58 million, with pro-Dem groups spending nearly $50.5 million.

See more breakdowns (and some fancy charts) over at Sunlight.


Don't Miss Today's Top Stories

Excellent!"

Rick, Executive Director for Policy

Concise coverage of everything I wish I had hours to read about."

Chuck, Graduate Student

The day's action in one quick read."

Stacy, Director of Communications

I find them informative and appreciate the daily news updates and enjoy the humor as well."

Richard, VP of Government Affairs

Chock full of usable information on today's issues. "

Michael, Executive Director

Sign up form for the newsletter
MORE NATIONAL JOURNAL