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DONNELLY, JOSEPH S (D)
Office Sought: IN (Senate)

  • 2012 election cycle outside spending summary
  • Independent expenditures made supporting this candidate: $137,535.01
  • Independent expenditures made opposing this candidate: $12,160,800.60
  • Electioneering communications*: $561,500.00

* 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
NATIONAL REPUBLICAN SENATORIAL COMMITTEE Oppose $3,820,802.67
CROSSROADS GRASSROOTS POLICY STRATEGIES Oppose $3,327,340.61
CLUB FOR GROWTH ACTION Oppose $1,990,593.29
AMERICAN CROSSROADS Oppose $1,386,787.32
FREEDOMWORKS FOR AMERICA Oppose $755,550.15
SENATE CONSERVATIVES ACTION Oppose $504,980.00
COOPERATIVE OF AMERICAN PHYSICIANS IE COMMITTEE Oppose $252,614.86
MAJORITY PAC Support $137,535.01
REINVENTING A NEW DIRECTION - RANDPAC Oppose $100,000.00
WOMEN SPEAK OUT PAC Oppose $13,888.66
AMERICAN FUTURE FUND Oppose $6,082.19
GUN OWNERS OF AMERICA, INC. Oppose $1,428.11
COMMUNICATIONS WORKERS OF AMERICA WORKING VOICES Support $557.67
FOCUS ON THE FAMILY ACTION Oppose $500.00
CLUB FOR GROWTH PAC Oppose $206.19
INDIANA REPUBLICAN STATE COMMITTEE, INC. Oppose $26.55
INDIANA REPUBLICAN STATE COMMITTEE, INC. Support $26.55
FSA PAC Support $6.87

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
2012-11-01 MAJORITY PAC Support $46,815.01 IN Direct Mail
2012-10-31 NATIONAL REPUBLICAN SENATORIAL COMMITTEE Oppose $197,986.80 IN MEDIA
2012-10-30 CROSSROADS GRASSROOTS POLICY STRATEGIES Oppose $74,529.32 IN WEB ADS
2012-10-30 CLUB FOR GROWTH ACTION Oppose $237,866.64 IN add to existing tv ad air buy
2012-10-30 AMERICAN CROSSROADS Oppose $15,863.32 IN "TV/MEDIA PRODUCTION-SEE NOTICE FILED 10/31/12"
2012-10-30 MAJORITY PAC Support $45,360.00 IN Direct Mail
2012-10-30 FREEDOMWORKS FOR AMERICA Oppose $10,000.00 IN IE-Donnelly-Online Ads
2012-10-29 AMERICAN CROSSROADS Oppose $1,370,924.00 IN "TV/MEDIA PLACEMENT-SEE NOTICE FILED 10/31/12"
2012-10-29 FREEDOMWORKS FOR AMERICA Oppose $59,975.00 IN IE-Donnelly-Voter Mail
2012-10-29 FREEDOMWORKS FOR AMERICA Oppose $13,965.28 IN IE-Donnelly-Online Ads
2012-10-26 NATIONAL REPUBLICAN SENATORIAL COMMITTEE Oppose $23,977.06 IN MEDIA
2012-10-26 NATIONAL REPUBLICAN SENATORIAL COMMITTEE Oppose $1,563,796.08 IN MEDIA
2012-10-26 NATIONAL REPUBLICAN SENATORIAL COMMITTEE Oppose $28,700.00 IN PRODUCTION
2012-10-25 FREEDOMWORKS FOR AMERICA Oppose $59,975.00 IN IE-Donnelly-Direct Mail
2012-10-25 FREEDOMWORKS FOR AMERICA Oppose $188,307.08 IN IE-Donnelly-Candidate Books
2012-10-25 REINVENTING A NEW DIRECTION - RANDPAC Oppose $100,000.00 IN Media
2012-10-24 NATIONAL REPUBLICAN SENATORIAL COMMITTEE Oppose $61,880.13 IN MEDIA
2012-10-24 MAJORITY PAC Support $45,360.00 IN Direct Mail
2012-10-24 FREEDOMWORKS FOR AMERICA Oppose $59,975.00 IN IE-Donnelly-Direct Mail
2012-10-23 CROSSROADS GRASSROOTS POLICY STRATEGIES Oppose $1,010,265.74 IN TV / MEDIA PLACEMENT
2012-10-23 CROSSROADS GRASSROOTS POLICY STRATEGIES Oppose $14,814.41 IN TV / MEDIA PRODUCTION
2012-10-23 CROSSROADS GRASSROOTS POLICY STRATEGIES Oppose $74,529.32 IN WEB ADS
2012-10-23 FREEDOMWORKS FOR AMERICA Oppose $10,000.00 IN IE-Donnelly-online Ads
2012-10-19 NATIONAL REPUBLICAN SENATORIAL COMMITTEE Oppose $61,880.13 IN MEDIA
2012-10-18 COOPERATIVE OF AMERICAN PHYSICIANS IE COMMITTEE Oppose $10,614.86 IN Radio & Television Advertising
2012-10-17 NATIONAL REPUBLICAN SENATORIAL COMMITTEE Oppose $28,700.00 IN PRODUCTION
2012-10-17 CLUB FOR GROWTH ACTION Oppose $570,468.75 IN tv ad air buy, production costs
2012-10-16 CROSSROADS GRASSROOTS POLICY STRATEGIES Oppose $980,500.87 IN TV MEDIA PLACEMENT
2012-10-16 CROSSROADS GRASSROOTS POLICY STRATEGIES Oppose $15,769.95 IN TV MEDIA PRODUCTION
2012-10-16 CROSSROADS GRASSROOTS POLICY STRATEGIES Oppose $74,529.32 IN WEB ADS
2012-10-16 FREEDOMWORKS FOR AMERICA Oppose $50,000.00 IN IE-Donnelly-Candidate Books
2012-10-12 NATIONAL REPUBLICAN SENATORIAL COMMITTEE Oppose $44,200.09 IN MEDIA
2012-10-12 NATIONAL REPUBLICAN SENATORIAL COMMITTEE Oppose $61,880.13 IN MEDIA
2012-10-12 COOPERATIVE OF AMERICAN PHYSICIANS IE COMMITTEE Oppose $242,000.00 IN Radio Ad
2012-10-10 NATIONAL REPUBLICAN SENATORIAL COMMITTEE Oppose $257,925.56 IN MEDIA
2012-10-10 SENATE CONSERVATIVES ACTION Oppose $504,980.00 IN IE-Donnelly-Media Production/Buy
2012-10-09 CROSSROADS GRASSROOTS POLICY STRATEGIES Oppose $74,529.32 IN WEB ADS
2012-10-09 NATIONAL REPUBLICAN SENATORIAL COMMITTEE Oppose $28,700.00 IN PRODUCTION
2012-10-03 CROSSROADS GRASSROOTS POLICY STRATEGIES Oppose $41,922.74 IN WEB ADS
2012-10-03 CLUB FOR GROWTH ACTION Oppose $389,291.00 IN tv ad air buy, production costs
2012-10-02 NATIONAL REPUBLICAN SENATORIAL COMMITTEE Oppose $29,475.00 IN PRODUCTION
2012-10-02 NATIONAL REPUBLICAN SENATORIAL COMMITTEE Oppose $257,925.56 IN MEDIA
2012-10-01 NATIONAL REPUBLICAN SENATORIAL COMMITTEE Oppose $444,967.07 IN MEDIA
2012-10-01 FREEDOMWORKS FOR AMERICA Oppose $76,750.00 IN IE-Donnelly-Online Ads
2012-09-26 FREEDOMWORKS FOR AMERICA Oppose $41,368.00 IN IE-Donnelly-Candidate Book
2012-09-25 CROSSROADS GRASSROOTS POLICY STRATEGIES Oppose $948,749.26 IN TV / MEDIA PLACEMENT
2012-09-25 CROSSROADS GRASSROOTS POLICY STRATEGIES Oppose $17,200.36 IN TV / MEDIA PRODUCTION
2012-09-21 FREEDOMWORKS FOR AMERICA Oppose $67,250.00 IN IE-Donnelly-Online Ads
2012-09-20 NATIONAL REPUBLICAN SENATORIAL COMMITTEE Oppose $37,500.00 IN PRODUCTION
2012-09-17 NATIONAL REPUBLICAN SENATORIAL COMMITTEE Oppose $622,959.06 IN MEDIA
2012-09-17 NATIONAL REPUBLICAN SENATORIAL COMMITTEE Oppose $53,000.00 IN PRODUCTION
2012-09-15 FREEDOMWORKS FOR AMERICA Oppose $13,950.00 IN IE-Donnelly-Online Ads
2012-09-06 CLUB FOR GROWTH ACTION Oppose $792,035.50 IN tv ad air buy, production costs

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
2012-11-01 ENDING SPENDING INC $500,000.00 media-Past Due Mentzer Media Services Inc., Mourdock, Richard E. (IN); Donnelly, Joseph S. (IN)
2012-11-01 ENDING SPENDING INC $15,000.00 online advertising-no title CD Inc., Mourdock, Richard E. (IN); Donnelly, Joseph S. (IN)
2012-10-09 PATRIOTIC VETERANS, INC $300.00 Radio product: on Indiana Radio to Veterans McKenzie, Steve Donnelly, Joe (IN)
2012-10-09 PATRIOTIC VETERANS, INC $46,200.00 Radio buy Indiana Radio to Veterans Advertising Associates, Donnelly, Joe (IN)