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BROWN, SHERROD (D)
Office Sought: OH (Senate)

  • 2012 election cycle outside spending summary
  • Independent expenditures made supporting this candidate: $1,325,011.34
  • Independent expenditures made opposing this candidate: $16,565,868.62
  • Electioneering communications*: $779,560.12

* 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
CROSSROADS GRASSROOTS POLICY STRATEGIES Oppose $6,363,711.95
US CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Oppose $4,314,000.00
NOW OR NEVER PAC Oppose $1,200,000.00
NATIONAL REPUBLICAN SENATORIAL COMMITTEE Oppose $990,553.08
CLUB FOR GROWTH ACTION Oppose $813,014.56
FREEDOMWORKS FOR AMERICA Oppose $745,635.77
NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA POLITICAL VICTORY FUND Oppose $472,909.58
NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION INSTITUTE FOR LEGISLATIVE ACTION Oppose $407,949.49
ENDING SPENDING ACTION FUND Oppose $402,681.25
WORKERS' VOICE Support $362,066.78
SERVICE EMPLOYEES INTERNATIONAL UNION PEA-FEDERAL Support $307,996.68
ASSOCIATED BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS INC. Oppose $280,000.00
SENATE CONSERVATIVES ACTION Oppose $204,625.00
WORKING AMERICA Support $141,433.51
SEIU COPE (SERVICE EMPLOYEES INTERNATIONAL UNION COMMITTEE ON POLITICAL EDUCATION) Support $140,428.35
Planned Parenthood Action Fund Inc. Support $130,151.34
UNITED FOOD AND COMMERCIAL WORKERS INTERNATIONAL UNION WORKING FAMILIES ADVOCACY PROJECT Support $110,000.00
REINVENTING A NEW DIRECTION - RANDPAC Oppose $100,000.00
FOCUS ON THE FAMILY ACTION Oppose $72,650.52
AMERICAN COMMITMENT Oppose $53,249.00
VOICES OF THE AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES Support $50,000.00
NFIB THE VOICE OF FREE ENTERPRISE INC. Oppose $40,935.00
AMERICAN MAJORITY ACTION INC. Oppose $35,294.50
PLANNED PARENTHOOD VOTES Support $29,234.35
SUSAN B ANTHONY LIST INC Oppose $28,124.42
SENATE CONSERVATIVES FUND Oppose $20,000.00
AMERICAN FUTURE FUND Oppose $15,192.89
CLUB FOR GROWTH ACTION Support $15,000.00
NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA POLITICAL VICTORY FUND Support $10,713.48
ENVIRONMENT AMERICA ACTION FUND Support $9,761.02
LCV VICTORY FUND Support $6,914.33
HERITAGE ACTION FOR AMERICA Oppose $5,341.61
RE-ELECT CONGRESSMAN KUCINICH COMMITTEE Support $3,757.60
UNITED STEELWORKERS POLITICAL ACTION FUND Support $2,818.28
FSA PAC Support $2,289.28
NARAL Pro-Choice America Support $1,508.18
HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN Support $653.59
WORKING AMERICA Oppose $312.34
LEAGUE OF CONSERVATION VOTERS ACTION FUND Support $116.64
ENVIRONMENT AMERICA VOTER ACTION Support $55.00
SIERRA CLUB POLITICAL COMMITTEE Support $48.55
FREEDOMWORKS FOR AMERICA Support $44.65
HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN EQUALITY VOTES Support $19.73

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
2012-12-20 SEIU COPE (SERVICE EMPLOYEES INTERNATIONAL UNION COMMITTEE ON POLITICAL EDUCATION) Support $18,797.50 OH Payment for Direct Mail Disclosed on 10/13 48-HR Notice & Pre-General Report
2012-11-02 Planned Parenthood Action Fund Inc. Support $20,000.00 OH GOTV calls
2012-11-02 Planned Parenthood Action Fund Inc. Support $10,000.00 OH Canvasses
2012-11-02 AMERICAN FUTURE FUND Oppose $15,192.89 OH Search ad: "OH"
2012-11-01 NOW OR NEVER PAC Oppose $600,000.00 OH Broadcase advertising
2012-10-31 NATIONAL REPUBLICAN SENATORIAL COMMITTEE Oppose $110,825.00 OH PRODUCTION
2012-10-30 CROSSROADS GRASSROOTS POLICY STRATEGIES Oppose $1,322,960.63 OH TV / MEDIA PLACEMENT
2012-10-30 CROSSROADS GRASSROOTS POLICY STRATEGIES Oppose $14,826.00 OH TV / MEDIA PRODUCTION
2012-10-30 CROSSROADS GRASSROOTS POLICY STRATEGIES Oppose $41,922.74 OH WEB ADS
2012-10-30 NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION INSTITUTE FOR LEGISLATIVE ACTION Oppose $13,973.24 OH Printing of Postcards
2012-10-30 NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION INSTITUTE FOR LEGISLATIVE ACTION Oppose $123,979.97 OH Postage/Production for Postcards
2012-10-30 NATIONAL REPUBLICAN SENATORIAL COMMITTEE Oppose $879,728.08 OH MEDIA
2012-10-30 CLUB FOR GROWTH ACTION Oppose $12,080.00 OH new tv ad production costsadded to existing tv ad air buy reported on 10/19/12
2012-10-29 NFIB THE VOICE OF FREE ENTERPRISE INC. Oppose $24,340.00 OH Mailing
2012-10-29 SENATE CONSERVATIVES ACTION Oppose $204,625.00 OH IE-Brown-Media Buy
2012-10-29 NOW OR NEVER PAC Oppose $12,000.00 OH Media Production
2012-10-29 NOW OR NEVER PAC Oppose $588,000.00 OH Broadcast Advertising
2012-10-29 FREEDOMWORKS FOR AMERICA Oppose $77,570.00 OH IE-Brown-Voter Mail
2012-10-27 ENDING SPENDING ACTION FUND Oppose $125,137.50 OH media placement
2012-10-27 ENDING SPENDING ACTION FUND Oppose $10,000.00 OH media production
2012-10-25 FREEDOMWORKS FOR AMERICA Oppose $77,570.00 OH IE-Brown-Direct Mail
2012-10-25 FREEDOMWORKS FOR AMERICA Oppose $199,105.00 OH IE-Brown-Candidate Books
2012-10-24 ASSOCIATED BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS INC. Oppose $257,500.00 OH Website development/Web advertisements "SherrodBrownIsntWorking.com"
2012-10-24 ASSOCIATED BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS INC. Oppose $22,500.00 OH Video production "SherrodBrownIsn'tWorking.com"
2012-10-24 ENDING SPENDING ACTION FUND Oppose $150,206.25 OH media placement
2012-10-24 FREEDOMWORKS FOR AMERICA Oppose $77,570.00 OH IE-Brown-Direct Mail
2012-10-23 CROSSROADS GRASSROOTS POLICY STRATEGIES Oppose $1,308,571.25 OH TV / MEDIA PLACEMENT
2012-10-23 CROSSROADS GRASSROOTS POLICY STRATEGIES Oppose $14,473.00 OH TV / MEDIA PRODUCTION
2012-10-23 CROSSROADS GRASSROOTS POLICY STRATEGIES Oppose $41,922.74 OH WEB ADS
2012-10-22 NFIB THE VOICE OF FREE ENTERPRISE INC. Oppose $16,595.00 OH Mailing
2012-10-22 AMERICAN MAJORITY ACTION INC. Oppose $10,804.00 OH Labor - phone banks, block walking
2012-10-22 AMERICAN MAJORITY ACTION INC. Oppose $10,804.00 OH Labor - phone banks, block walking
2012-10-19 CLUB FOR GROWTH ACTION Oppose $800,125.00 OH tv ad air buy
2012-10-19 CLUB FOR GROWTH ACTION Support $15,000.00 OH tv ad production costs
2012-10-18 FOCUS ON THE FAMILY ACTION Oppose $66,672.02 OH Direct Mail
2012-10-18 US CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Oppose $2,300,000.00 OH Television and radio production and media buy -- "40 years" and "Exploration"
2012-10-18 SERVICE EMPLOYEES INTERNATIONAL UNION PEA-FEDERAL Support $87,500.00 OH Canvassing Services
2012-10-17 NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA POLITICAL VICTORY FUND Support $10,713.48 OH Phone Bank
2012-10-17 SERVICE EMPLOYEES INTERNATIONAL UNION PEA-FEDERAL Support $84,933.33 OH Payment for Salary & Other Canvass-Related Expenses from 7/29-8/31 Disclosed on 7/31 48-HR Notice
2012-10-16 CROSSROADS GRASSROOTS POLICY STRATEGIES Oppose $41,922.74 OH WEB ADS
2012-10-16 FREEDOMWORKS FOR AMERICA Oppose $50,000.00 OH IE-Brown-Candidate Books
2012-10-13 FREEDOMWORKS FOR AMERICA Oppose $10,000.00 OH IE-Brown-Online Ads
2012-10-10 SEIU COPE (SERVICE EMPLOYEES INTERNATIONAL UNION COMMITTEE ON POLITICAL EDUCATION) Support $25,600.00 OH Direct Mail
2012-10-10 REINVENTING A NEW DIRECTION - RANDPAC Oppose $100,000.00 OH Media
2012-10-09 CROSSROADS GRASSROOTS POLICY STRATEGIES Oppose $1,300,457.04 OH TV / MEDIA PLACEMENT
2012-10-09 CROSSROADS GRASSROOTS POLICY STRATEGIES Oppose $14,942.00 OH TV / MEDIA PRODUCTION
2012-10-09 CROSSROADS GRASSROOTS POLICY STRATEGIES Oppose $41,922.74 OH WEB ADS
2012-10-09 NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA POLITICAL VICTORY FUND Oppose $265,215.60 OH Postage
2012-10-09 NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA POLITICAL VICTORY FUND Oppose $15,529.25 OH Postcards - Data and Mailing
2012-10-09 NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA POLITICAL VICTORY FUND Oppose $24,204.47 OH Print 4 Color Cards
2012-10-09 VOICES OF THE AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES Support $50,000.00 OH Voter education for the general election in the state of OH
2012-10-05 AMERICAN COMMITMENT Oppose $51,999.00 OH Radio ad placement: "Coal OH"
2012-10-05 SEIU COPE (SERVICE EMPLOYEES INTERNATIONAL UNION COMMITTEE ON POLITICAL EDUCATION) Support $25,600.00 OH Direct Mail
2012-10-04 SEIU COPE (SERVICE EMPLOYEES INTERNATIONAL UNION COMMITTEE ON POLITICAL EDUCATION) Support $55,650.00 OH Voter Outreach Telephone Calls
2012-10-02 CROSSROADS GRASSROOTS POLICY STRATEGIES Oppose $74,521.86 OH WEB ADS
2012-10-01 Planned Parenthood Action Fund Inc. Support $90,000.00 OH Canvasses
2012-10-01 FREEDOMWORKS FOR AMERICA Oppose $43,625.00 OH IE-Brown-Online ads
2012-09-28 ENDING SPENDING ACTION FUND Oppose $109,912.50 OH media placement
2012-09-28 NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA POLITICAL VICTORY FUND Oppose $26,733.63 OH Online Advertising
2012-09-28 SERVICE EMPLOYEES INTERNATIONAL UNION PEA-FEDERAL Support $17,032.55 OH Payment for salary and other canvass-related expenses from 6/20-6/30 as disclosed on 7/15 Report
2012-09-27 PLANNED PARENTHOOD VOTES Support $13,500.00 OH Persuasion Phone calls
2012-09-27 FREEDOMWORKS FOR AMERICA Oppose $31,635.98 OH IE-Brown-Candidate Book
2012-09-25 CROSSROADS GRASSROOTS POLICY STRATEGIES Oppose $1,030,243.60 OH TV / MEDIA PLACEMENT
2012-09-25 CROSSROADS GRASSROOTS POLICY STRATEGIES Oppose $32,089.81 OH TV / MEDIA PRODUCTION
2012-09-25 CROSSROADS GRASSROOTS POLICY STRATEGIES Oppose $38,000.00 OH WEB ADS
2012-09-25 UNITED FOOD AND COMMERCIAL WORKERS INTERNATIONAL UNION WORKING FAMILIES ADVOCACY PROJECT Support $110,000.00 OH Radio ads
2012-09-25 SERVICE EMPLOYEES INTERNATIONAL UNION PEA-FEDERAL Support $62,500.00 OH Canvass Activities
2012-09-21 FREEDOMWORKS FOR AMERICA Oppose $47,625.00 OH IE-Brown-Online Ads
2012-09-19 NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA POLITICAL VICTORY FUND Oppose $136,650.40 OH Online Advertising
2012-09-18 US CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Oppose $1,100,000.00 OH Television ad production and media buy - "American Energy"
2012-09-11 CROSSROADS GRASSROOTS POLICY STRATEGIES Oppose $1,021,857.80 OH TV / MEDIA PLACEMENT
2012-09-11 CROSSROADS GRASSROOTS POLICY STRATEGIES Oppose $23,078.00 OH TV / MEDIA PRODUCTION
2012-09-06 SENATE CONSERVATIVES FUND Oppose $20,000.00 OH IE-Brown-Media Buy
2012-09-04 NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION INSTITUTE FOR LEGISLATIVE ACTION Oppose $11,535.53 OH Phone Calls
2012-08-24 NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION INSTITUTE FOR LEGISLATIVE ACTION Oppose $232,350.27 OH On Line Advertising Cost
2012-07-26 US CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Oppose $914,000.00 OH Television buy and production cost - Own it
2012-07-01 SERVICE EMPLOYEES INTERNATIONAL UNION PEA-FEDERAL Support $56,030.80 OH Payment for salary and other canvass-related expenses from 7/1-7/28

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
2012-10-30 VOTEVETS.ORG ACTION FUND $14,604.12 Production (Salute) Envision Communications Inc., Brown, Sherrod (OH)
2012-10-30 VOTEVETS.ORG ACTION FUND $200,000.00 Broadcast TV buy (Salute) Buying Time LLC, Brown, Sherrod (OH)
2012-02-06 US CHAMBER OF COMMERCE $564,956.00 9% - TV Spot - Media Production and Plac Revolution Agency, Obama, Barack H. (OH); Brown, Sherrod (OH)