2012 election: most spending non-committee groups, as of October

This graph shows the 20 non-committee groups that spent the most amount of money supporting or opposing the Republican Party or candidate or the Democratic Party or candidate, in the 2012 elections, as of October 1. As of October 1, the non-committee group "Americans For Prosperity" spent most money during this election cycle with expenditures opposing the Democrats of about 31 million U.S. dollars.

Ranking of the most important non-committee groups in the 2012 elections as of October 1, by independent expenditures

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Release date

October 2012


United States

Survey time period

2011 to October 2012

Supplementary notes

Only the top 20 groups, by amount spent, are shown here.

Non-committee groups are not registered with the Federal Election Comission as poitical committees because they say their major purpose is not political.

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