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BERG, RICHARD A (R)
Office Sought: ND (Senate)

  • 2012 election cycle outside spending summary
  • Independent expenditures made supporting this candidate: $1,700,657.81
  • Independent expenditures made opposing this candidate: $7,428,564.69
  • Electioneering communications*: $23,482.13

* Electioneering communications may be for or against this candidate, and may mention one or many candidates.

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Independent Expenditure Summary

This is a list of all groups that have supported or opposed this candidate with independent expenditures.

Committee Support/oppose Amount
MAJORITY PAC Oppose $3,252,830.47
DEMOCRATIC SENATORIAL CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE Oppose $3,123,752.44
PATRIOT MAJORITY USA Oppose $675,034.66
NATIONAL REPUBLICAN SENATORIAL COMMITTEE Support $600,805.90
AMERICAN FEDERATION OF STATE COUNTY & MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES P E O P L E Oppose $331,947.12
CROSSROADS GRASSROOTS POLICY STRATEGIES Support $280,266.81
FREEDOM FUND NORTH AMERICA Support $247,500.00
AMERICAN FUTURE FUND Support $182,900.00
THE 60 PLUS ASSOCIATION Support $85,200.00
NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION INSTITUTE FOR LEGISLATIVE ACTION Support $62,465.00
VETERANS FOR A STRONG AMERICA ACTION GROUP Oppose $45,000.00
AMERICAN COLLEGE OF RADIOLOGY ASSOCIATION POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE Support $45,000.00
AMERICANS FOR RESPONSIBLE LEADERSHIP Support $43,260.36
FOCUS ON THE FAMILY ACTION Support $41,174.84
NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA POLITICAL VICTORY FUND Support $21,336.77
SAFARI CLUB INTERNATIONAL PAC (SCI-PAC) Support $16,924.64
FAITH FAMILY FREEDOM FUND Support $16,500.00
BRIGHTER FUTURE FUND Support $14,800.11
NFIB THE VOICE OF FREE ENTERPRISE INC. Support $14,564.00
TRUST IN SMALL BUSINESS POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE (TISB PAC) Support $8,100.67
IT'S NOW OR NEVER INC Support $7,299.47
NATIONAL RIGHT TO LIFE VICTORY FUND Support $6,578.28
NATIONAL RIGHT TO LIFE POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE Support $4,285.05
CLUB FOR GROWTH PAC Support $758.75
SUSAN B ANTHONY LIST INC Support $509.16
PATRIOT VOICES PAC Support $428.00

Independent Expenditures

This is a list of all independent expenditures of $10,000 or more made by any committee for or against this candidate.

Date Committee Support/Oppose Amount State Purpose
2012-11-06 AMERICANS FOR RESPONSIBLE LEADERSHIP Support $17,506.86 ND Voter contact phones: system & personnel
2012-11-05 MAJORITY PAC Oppose $49,857.50 ND Media Buy
2012-11-02 DEMOCRATIC SENATORIAL CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE Oppose $36,000.00 ND Media Buy
2012-10-31 DEMOCRATIC SENATORIAL CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE Oppose $164,000.00 ND Media Buy
2012-10-31 MAJORITY PAC Oppose $13,844.52 ND Media Production Costs
2012-10-31 AMERICAN FEDERATION OF STATE COUNTY & MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES P E O P L E Oppose $23,865.06 ND Mailer - Social Security #2
2012-10-30 NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION INSTITUTE FOR LEGISLATIVE ACTION Support $22,433.97 ND Postage/Production for Postcards
2012-10-30 MAJORITY PAC Oppose $149,752.88 ND Media Buy
2012-10-30 MAJORITY PAC Oppose $74,000.00 ND Media Buy
2012-10-30 AMERICAN FEDERATION OF STATE COUNTY & MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES P E O P L E Oppose $44,852.13 ND Mailer - Conflict of Interest #2
2012-10-29 DEMOCRATIC SENATORIAL CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE Oppose $11,800.00 ND Media Production Estimate
2012-10-29 AMERICAN FEDERATION OF STATE COUNTY & MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES P E O P L E Oppose $23,865.06 ND Mailer - Social Security #1
2012-10-26 DEMOCRATIC SENATORIAL CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE Oppose $477,098.00 ND Media Buy
2012-10-26 FREEDOM FUND NORTH AMERICA Support $10,000.00 ND media production
2012-10-26 FREEDOM FUND NORTH AMERICA Support $237,500.00 ND media buy
2012-10-26 MAJORITY PAC Oppose $42,847.42 ND Direct Mail
2012-10-26 MAJORITY PAC Oppose $36,913.69 ND Direct Mail
2012-10-25 MAJORITY PAC Oppose $37,311.33 ND Direct Mail
2012-10-24 FAITH FAMILY FREEDOM FUND Support $15,500.00 ND Cable ad buy
2012-10-24 AMERICAN FEDERATION OF STATE COUNTY & MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES P E O P L E Oppose $44,852.13 ND MPND12013 - Pell Grants #1
2012-10-23 MAJORITY PAC Oppose $734,126.25 ND Media Buy
2012-10-23 MAJORITY PAC Oppose $37,087.00 ND Online Advertising (Previously Reported)
2012-10-23 MAJORITY PAC Oppose $13,531.00 ND Media Production Costs (Previously Reported)
2012-10-23 MAJORITY PAC Oppose $37,311.33 ND Direct Mail
2012-10-22 DEMOCRATIC SENATORIAL CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE Oppose $370,388.00 ND Media Buy
2012-10-22 DEMOCRATIC SENATORIAL CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE Oppose $93,840.00 ND Media Buy
2012-10-22 BRIGHTER FUTURE FUND Support $14,300.11 ND Radio Media Buy - 'Get Out The Vote'
2012-10-22 AMERICAN COLLEGE OF RADIOLOGY ASSOCIATION POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE Support $45,000.00 ND Internet Ad
2012-10-22 AMERICAN FEDERATION OF STATE COUNTY & MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES P E O P L E Oppose $25,043.13 ND MPND12016 - Medicare #5
2012-10-19 DEMOCRATIC SENATORIAL CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE Oppose $24,600.00 ND Media Production Costs
2012-10-19 DEMOCRATIC SENATORIAL CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE Oppose $13,866.98 ND Media Production Estimated Costs
2012-10-19 DEMOCRATIC SENATORIAL CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE Oppose $15,034.33 ND Media Production Estimated Costs
2012-10-19 MAJORITY PAC Oppose $14,367.26 ND Media Production Costs
2012-10-19 AMERICAN FEDERATION OF STATE COUNTY & MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES P E O P L E Oppose $38,443.68 ND MPND12010 - VAW #2
2012-10-18 NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION INSTITUTE FOR LEGISLATIVE ACTION Support $23,186.23 ND Postage/Production for Postcards
2012-10-18 FOCUS ON THE FAMILY ACTION Support $41,174.84 ND Direct Mail
2012-10-18 THE 60 PLUS ASSOCIATION Support $85,200.00 ND Radio Advertisement
2012-10-18 AMERICAN FEDERATION OF STATE COUNTY & MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES P E O P L E Oppose $23,865.06 ND MPND12004 - Medicare #4
2012-10-17 AMERICAN FEDERATION OF STATE COUNTY & MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES P E O P L E Oppose $44,852.13 ND MPND12006 - Out of Touch #3
2012-10-16 MAJORITY PAC Oppose $360,523.38 ND Media Buy
2012-10-15 AMERICAN FEDERATION OF STATE COUNTY & MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES P E O P L E Oppose $38,443.68 ND MPND12008 - VAW #1
2012-10-12 DEMOCRATIC SENATORIAL CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE Oppose $521,957.00 ND Media Buy
2012-10-12 AMERICAN FEDERATION OF STATE COUNTY & MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES P E O P L E Oppose $23,865.06 ND MPND12011 - Medicare #3
2012-10-11 DEMOCRATIC SENATORIAL CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE Oppose $117,071.00 ND Media Buy
2012-10-11 MAJORITY PAC Oppose $41,593.92 ND Direct Mail
2012-10-10 SAFARI CLUB INTERNATIONAL PAC (SCI-PAC) Support $12,372.50 ND Direct Mailing Advertising
2012-10-10 MAJORITY PAC Oppose $37,882.00 ND Online Advertising
2012-10-09 MAJORITY PAC Oppose $20,997.66 ND Direct Mail
2012-10-09 MAJORITY PAC Oppose $224,682.50 ND Media Buy
2012-10-09 NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA POLITICAL VICTORY FUND Support $17,234.16 ND Postage
2012-10-05 DEMOCRATIC SENATORIAL CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE Oppose $294,097.00 ND Media Buy
2012-10-05 MAJORITY PAC Oppose $41,593.92 ND Direct Mail
2012-10-03 MAJORITY PAC Oppose $20,997.66 ND Direct Mail
2012-10-02 CROSSROADS GRASSROOTS POLICY STRATEGIES Support $222,872.30 ND TV / MEDIA PLACEMENT
2012-10-02 CROSSROADS GRASSROOTS POLICY STRATEGIES Support $18,394.51 ND TV / MEDIA PRODUCTION
2012-10-02 CROSSROADS GRASSROOTS POLICY STRATEGIES Support $39,000.00 ND WEB ADS
2012-10-02 DEMOCRATIC SENATORIAL CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE Oppose $183,252.00 ND Media Buy
2012-10-02 MAJORITY PAC Oppose $224,682.50 ND Media Buy
2012-10-01 DEMOCRATIC SENATORIAL CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE Oppose $249,805.00 ND Media Buy
2012-09-21 PATRIOT MAJORITY USA Oppose $39,675.00 ND Online Advertising of 'Minimum Wage' & 'More Proof'
2012-09-18 PATRIOT MAJORITY USA Oppose $462,126.88 ND Television Advertising of 'Minimum Wage'
2012-09-17 DEMOCRATIC SENATORIAL CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE Oppose $15,528.00 ND Media Production
2012-09-14 DEMOCRATIC SENATORIAL CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE Oppose $491,000.00 ND Media Buy
2012-09-12 PATRIOT MAJORITY USA Oppose $154,521.50 ND Television Advertising of 'Minimum Wage'
2012-09-05 NATIONAL REPUBLICAN SENATORIAL COMMITTEE Support $122,640.00 ND PRODUCTION
2012-09-04 MAJORITY PAC Oppose $135,044.00 ND Media Buy
2012-08-29 NATIONAL REPUBLICAN SENATORIAL COMMITTEE Support $225,143.20 ND MEDIA
2012-08-29 NATIONAL REPUBLICAN SENATORIAL COMMITTEE Support $17,874.47 ND MEDIA
2012-08-29 NATIONAL REPUBLICAN SENATORIAL COMMITTEE Support $225,840.96 ND MEDIA
2012-08-28 MAJORITY PAC Oppose $106,477.00 ND Media Buy
2012-08-22 AMERICAN FUTURE FUND Support $19,900.00 ND Social media advertisement
2012-08-21 MAJORITY PAC Oppose $106,447.00 ND Media Buy
2012-08-20 AMERICAN FUTURE FUND Support $163,000.00 ND TV advertisement - "Choice"
2012-08-07 MAJORITY PAC Oppose $106,477.00 ND Media Buy
2012-07-31 MAJORITY PAC Oppose $67,345.78 ND Media Buy
2012-07-24 MAJORITY PAC Oppose $67,345.78 ND Media Buy
2012-07-19 MAJORITY PAC Oppose $49,931.96 ND Media Buy
2012-07-17 MAJORITY PAC Oppose $67,345.78 ND Media Buy
2012-07-10 MAJORITY PAC Oppose $67,345.78 ND Media Buy
2012-06-27 MAJORITY PAC Oppose $19,013.75 ND Media Buy
2012-06-20 MAJORITY PAC Oppose $19,013.75 ND Media Buy
2012-06-14 MAJORITY PAC Oppose $19,013.75 ND Media Buy
2012-06-12 MAJORITY PAC Oppose $67,243.75 ND Media Buy
2012-06-05 MAJORITY PAC Oppose $67,243.75 ND Media Buy
2012-05-31 VETERANS FOR A STRONG AMERICA ACTION GROUP Oppose $10,000.00 ND TV and Radio Ads
2012-05-17 VETERANS FOR A STRONG AMERICA ACTION GROUP Oppose $35,000.00 ND TV Ads

Electioneering Communications

Electioneering communications are broadcast communications not otherwise reported as independent expenditures. Electioneering communication reports do not state whether the communication was in support of or in opposition to the candidate, and they sometimes refer to multiple candidates.

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Date Committee Amount Purpose Payee Candidate(s) mentioned, state targeted
2012-10-26 HEALTH COALITION ON LIABILITY AND ACCESS $22,000.00 Placement of radio ad - HCLA Berg Mentzer Media Services Inc., Berg, Rick (ND)
2012-10-26 HEALTH COALITION ON LIABILITY AND ACCESS $1,482.13 Production of radio ad - HCLA Berg McCarthy Hennings Media Inc., Berg, Rick (ND)