Outside groups contributing funds to Mass. races

Money spent by out-of-state groups on congressional races in Massachusetts, through Oct. 26. These figures do not include direct donations to individual campaigns.
Group nameHeadquarteredDescription3rd district4th district9th district10th districtTotal
1199 SEIU Federal Political Action FundD.C.Service Employees International Union representing 2.2 million members. 249,898 249,898
America's Families First Action FundD.C.A group co-founded by Democratic operatives, including former political and campaign directors of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and Democratic National Committee, according to The New York Times 140,847 140,847
American Action Network Inc.D.C.Conservative 501(c)4 group run by former Republican senator from Minnesota, Norm Coleman. 849,909 849,909
American Future FundIowaConservative 501(c)4 founded with seed money from ethanol businessman Bruce Rastetter, according to The New York Times. 21,550 21,550
Americans for Limited GovernmentVirginiaLibertarian group founded by New York real estate mogul Howard Rich. 20,545 20,545
Democratic Congressional Campaign CommitteeD.C.Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, party organization 516,981 516,981
Freedomworks Inc. PACD.C.A political action committee chaired by former US House Majority Leader Dick Armey, Republican of Texas. 15,986 15,986
GOProud Inc.D.C.Launched by Jimmy LaSalvia, the former policy director of Log Cabin Republicans, to represent gay conservatives and their political allies 7,386 7,386
NARAL Pro-Choice AmericaD.C.Advocacy group seeking to protect women's legal access to abortion 41 41
National Nurses United for Patient ProtectionCalif.Affiliated with nurses unions 14,990 14,990
National Right to Life Political Action CommitteeD.C.Advocacy group seeking to eliminate abortions 4,706 4,706
NRA of America Political Victory FundVirginiaAdvocacy group seeking to protect right to bear arms 27,053 27,053
NRCCD.C.National Republican Campaign Committee, party organization 696,789 696,789
Our Community VotesD.C.Labor-oriented group supporting Democratic stances 10,000 10,000
Our Country Deserves Better PAC - TeaPartyExpress.orgCalif.A PAC formed in 2008 to oppose Barack Obama, chaired by Howard Kaloogian, a former Republican state representative from California 1,750 1,750
SEIU COPE (Committee on Political Education)D.C.Service Employees International Union representing 2.2 million members. 132,000 132,000
Susan B. Anthony List Inc.D.C.A conservative 501(c)4 seeking to help elect anti-abortion candidates. Helped lead fight to keep abortion out of health care reform 5,237 5,237
The 60 Plus Association Inc.VirginiaConservative group chaired by James L. Martin, former leader of the National Conservative Political Action Committee 4,797 7,396 12,193
Western Representation PACNevadaConservative PAC founded by fireman and sporting goods store manager 10,695 73,788 84,483
zGrand total10,695 114,508259,9392,427,2022,812,344

501(c)4s are nonprofit groups that can take in unlimited, anonymous donations and use them in advertising against or for a candidate or in advertising on an issue. The primary purpose, however, of these groups cannon be political. SuperPACS are a new kind of group that can take in and use unlimited donations, but must disclose their source.

Sources: Federal Election Commission data, news reports, and group websites.