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TESTER, JON (D)
Office Sought: MT (Senate)

  • 2012 election cycle outside spending summary
  • Independent expenditures made supporting this candidate: $1,592,870.23
  • Independent expenditures made opposing this candidate: $11,456,269.22
  • Electioneering communications*: $229,830.13

* 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
NATIONAL REPUBLICAN SENATORIAL COMMITTEE Oppose $3,825,269.81
CROSSROADS GRASSROOTS POLICY STRATEGIES Oppose $3,138,406.02
AMERICAN CROSSROADS Oppose $1,846,583.16
US CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Oppose $1,352,000.00
LEAGUE OF CONSERVATION VOTERS INC Support $1,005,658.96
FREEDOM FUND NORTH AMERICA Oppose $495,000.00
NOW OR NEVER PAC Oppose $410,180.00
COOPERATIVE OF AMERICAN PHYSICIANS IE COMMITTEE Oppose $136,822.83
FSA PAC Support $134,479.97
MONTANA LEAGUE OF RURAL VOTERS Support $133,555.03
FREEDOMWORKS FOR AMERICA Oppose $71,205.48
VOTEVETS.ORG ACTION FUND Support $62,785.21
AMERICA IS NOT STUPID INC. Oppose $52,079.70
VOICES OF THE AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES Support $50,000.00
MONTANA GROWTH FOUNDATION Oppose $40,108.37
PLANNED PARENTHOOD VOTES Support $39,176.76
MONTANA NATIVE VOTE Support $38,844.90
FOCUS ON THE FAMILY ACTION Oppose $38,083.06
NATIONAL EMERGENCY MEDICINE POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE Support $34,537.05
LEAGUE OF CONSERVATION VOTERS ACTION FUND Support $28,420.63
AMERICANS FOR TAX REFORM Oppose $24,676.71
WORKERS' VOICE Support $21,331.97
PLANNED PARENTHOOD ADVOCATES OF MONTANA Support $21,143.65
FAITH FAMILY FREEDOM FUND Oppose $18,500.00
LCV VICTORY FUND Support $8,063.94
Planned Parenthood Action Fund Inc. Support $7,466.11
NARAL Pro-Choice America Support $4,159.80
MONTANA SHOOTING SPORTS ASSOCIATION POLITICAL COMMITTEE Oppose $3,412.79
AMERICAN FUTURE FUND Oppose $2,241.29
INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF FIREFIGHTERS INTERESTED IN REGISTRATION AND EDUCATION PAC Support $2,153.98
GUN OWNERS OF AMERICA, INC. POLITICAL VICTORY FUND Oppose $1,700.00
AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION COMMITTEE ON POLITICAL ACTION Support $1,069.92
WORKING FOR WORKING AMERICANS - FEDERAL Support $903.61
RE-ELECT CONGRESSMAN KUCINICH COMMITTEE Support $22.35

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 LEAGUE OF CONSERVATION VOTERS INC Support $37,790.00 MT Field Campaign Consulting
2012-11-01 VOTEVETS.ORG ACTION FUND Support $14,719.97 MT Mail production and postage (MTP2)
2012-10-31 FSA PAC Support $14,719.97 MT GOTV MAILING
2012-10-31 FSA PAC Support $119,760.00 MT AD BUY
2012-10-30 CROSSROADS GRASSROOTS POLICY STRATEGIES Oppose $52,000.00 MT WEB ADS
2012-10-30 MONTANA NATIVE VOTE Support $35,228.20 MT "DESIGN, PRINTING, POSTAGE OF DIRECT MAIL"
2012-10-30 AMERICAN CROSSROADS Oppose $14,956.59 MT "TV/MEDIA PRODUCTION-SEE NOTICE FILED 10/30/12"
2012-10-30 FREEDOMWORKS FOR AMERICA Oppose $50,014.00 MT IE-Tester-Telemarketing
2012-10-30 WORKERS' VOICE Support $18,797.11 MT Direct Mail MT
2012-10-29 MONTANA LEAGUE OF RURAL VOTERS Support $15,000.00 MT paid phone calls
2012-10-29 NOW OR NEVER PAC Oppose $213,245.00 MT TV advertising
2012-10-28 CROSSROADS GRASSROOTS POLICY STRATEGIES Oppose $11,473.20 MT PHONE CALLS
2012-10-27 LEAGUE OF CONSERVATION VOTERS INC Support $15,000.00 MT ESTIMATE: Phones
2012-10-26 NATIONAL REPUBLICAN SENATORIAL COMMITTEE Oppose $31,200.00 MT PRODUCTION
2012-10-26 NATIONAL REPUBLICAN SENATORIAL COMMITTEE Oppose $308,000.00 MT MEDIA
2012-10-26 FREEDOM FUND NORTH AMERICA Oppose $17,000.00 MT media production
2012-10-26 FREEDOM FUND NORTH AMERICA Oppose $478,000.00 MT media buy
2012-10-26 NOW OR NEVER PAC Oppose $10,460.00 MT TV advertising production
2012-10-26 AMERICAN CROSSROADS Oppose $906,592.68 MT "TV/MEDIA PLACEMENT-SEE NOTICE FILED 10/30/12"
2012-10-26 AMERICAN CROSSROADS Oppose $59,204.37 MT "RADIO/MEDIA PLACEMENT-SEE NOTICE FILED 10/30/12"
2012-10-25 AMERICAN CROSSROADS Oppose $14,826.50 MT "MEDIA PRODUCTION-SEE NOTICE FILED 10/23/12, AMENDED 12/06/12"
2012-10-24 MONTANA LEAGUE OF RURAL VOTERS Support $22,738.17 MT DESIGN, PRINTING, POSTAGE OF DIRECT MAIL
2012-10-24 NATIONAL REPUBLICAN SENATORIAL COMMITTEE Oppose $28,952.84 MT MEDIA
2012-10-24 NOW OR NEVER PAC Oppose $186,475.00 MT TV advertising
2012-10-24 FAITH FAMILY FREEDOM FUND Oppose $17,500.00 MT Cable ad buy
2012-10-24 MONTANA GROWTH FOUNDATION Oppose $15,725.00 MT TV Media Buy - 'Great Falls'
2012-10-23 CROSSROADS GRASSROOTS POLICY STRATEGIES Oppose $52,000.00 MT WEB ADS
2012-10-23 NATIONAL REPUBLICAN SENATORIAL COMMITTEE Oppose $90,221.12 MT MEDIA
2012-10-23 NATIONAL REPUBLICAN SENATORIAL COMMITTEE Oppose $225,552.80 MT MEDIA
2012-10-23 NATIONAL EMERGENCY MEDICINE POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE Support $34,537.05 MT Independent Expenditure
2012-10-23 LEAGUE OF CONSERVATION VOTERS ACTION FUND Support $17,351.25 MT Phones
2012-10-19 CROSSROADS GRASSROOTS POLICY STRATEGIES Oppose $48,339.24 MT POSTAGE, PRINTING / PRODUCTION
2012-10-19 US CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Oppose $95,000.00 MT Radio production and media buy - "changed"
2012-10-19 US CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Oppose $555,000.00 MT Television production and media buy - "washington"
2012-10-19 NATIONAL REPUBLICAN SENATORIAL COMMITTEE Oppose $14,476.42 MT MEDIA
2012-10-19 AMERICAN CROSSROADS Oppose $848,846.35 MT "MEDIA PLACEMENT-SEE NOTICE FILED 10/23/12, AMENDED 12/06/12"
2012-10-18 FOCUS ON THE FAMILY ACTION Oppose $36,249.06 MT Direct Mail
2012-10-18 CROSSROADS GRASSROOTS POLICY STRATEGIES Oppose $31,055.85 MT PHONE CALLS
2012-10-18 NATIONAL REPUBLICAN SENATORIAL COMMITTEE Oppose $90,996.00 MT MEDIA
2012-10-18 NATIONAL REPUBLICAN SENATORIAL COMMITTEE Oppose $29,000.00 MT PRODUCTION
2012-10-18 NATIONAL REPUBLICAN SENATORIAL COMMITTEE Oppose $227,492.72 MT MEDIA
2012-10-16 CROSSROADS GRASSROOTS POLICY STRATEGIES Oppose $673,249.53 MT TV MEDIA PLACEMENT
2012-10-16 CROSSROADS GRASSROOTS POLICY STRATEGIES Oppose $15,357.64 MT TV MEDIA PRODUCTION
2012-10-16 CROSSROADS GRASSROOTS POLICY STRATEGIES Oppose $52,000.00 MT WEB ADS
2012-10-12 AMERICANS FOR TAX REFORM Oppose $24,676.71 MT Mail Printing, Postage, Shipping & Overs
2012-10-12 NATIONAL REPUBLICAN SENATORIAL COMMITTEE Oppose $29,000.00 MT PRODUCTION
2012-10-12 NATIONAL REPUBLICAN SENATORIAL COMMITTEE Oppose $14,476.42 MT MEDIA
2012-10-12 COOPERATIVE OF AMERICAN PHYSICIANS IE COMMITTEE Oppose $134,100.00 MT Radio Ad
2012-10-10 CROSSROADS GRASSROOTS POLICY STRATEGIES Oppose $48,304.24 MT POSTAGE, PRINTING / PRODUCTION
2012-10-10 NATIONAL REPUBLICAN SENATORIAL COMMITTEE Oppose $74,167.26 MT MEDIA
2012-10-10 NATIONAL REPUBLICAN SENATORIAL COMMITTEE Oppose $185,418.15 MT MEDIA
2012-10-09 CROSSROADS GRASSROOTS POLICY STRATEGIES Oppose $673,239.11 MT TV / MEDIA PLACEMENT
2012-10-09 CROSSROADS GRASSROOTS POLICY STRATEGIES Oppose $14,343.40 MT TV / MEDIA PRODUCTION
2012-10-09 CROSSROADS GRASSROOTS POLICY STRATEGIES Oppose $39,000.00 MT WEB ADS
2012-10-08 MONTANA LEAGUE OF RURAL VOTERS Support $67,085.94 MT DESIGN, PRINTING, POSTAGE OF DIRECT MAIL
2012-10-08 MONTANA LEAGUE OF RURAL VOTERS Support $15,312.00 MT PERSUASION PHONE CALLS
2012-10-04 NATIONAL REPUBLICAN SENATORIAL COMMITTEE Oppose $29,000.00 MT PRODUCTION
2012-10-03 VOTEVETS.ORG ACTION FUND Support $35,000.00 MT Canvass and literature distribution (Veteran)
2012-10-03 VOTEVETS.ORG ACTION FUND Support $13,065.24 MT Production and printing literature (Veteran)
2012-10-02 CROSSROADS GRASSROOTS POLICY STRATEGIES Oppose $686,983.98 MT TV / MEDIA PLACEMENT
2012-10-02 CROSSROADS GRASSROOTS POLICY STRATEGIES Oppose $127,400.00 MT TV / MEDIA PLACEMENT
2012-10-02 CROSSROADS GRASSROOTS POLICY STRATEGIES Oppose $18,079.46 MT TV / MEDIA PRODUCTION
2012-10-02 CROSSROADS GRASSROOTS POLICY STRATEGIES Oppose $39,000.00 MT WEB ADS
2012-10-02 NATIONAL REPUBLICAN SENATORIAL COMMITTEE Oppose $74,599.54 MT MEDIA
2012-10-02 NATIONAL REPUBLICAN SENATORIAL COMMITTEE Oppose $186,498.87 MT MEDIA
2012-10-01 LEAGUE OF CONSERVATION VOTERS INC Support $70,340.00 MT Fiend Campaign Consulting
2012-09-29 LEAGUE OF CONSERVATION VOTERS INC Support $42,547.75 MT ESTIMATE: VBM Mailers
2012-09-28 NATIONAL REPUBLICAN SENATORIAL COMMITTEE Oppose $34,500.00 MT PRODUCTION
2012-09-27 LEAGUE OF CONSERVATION VOTERS INC Support $39,804.62 MT ESTIMATE: Phones
2012-09-27 NATIONAL REPUBLICAN SENATORIAL COMMITTEE Oppose $74,499.10 MT MEDIA
2012-09-27 NATIONAL REPUBLICAN SENATORIAL COMMITTEE Oppose $186,247.76 MT MEDIA
2012-09-20 NATIONAL REPUBLICAN SENATORIAL COMMITTEE Oppose $89,692.57 MT MEDIA
2012-09-20 NATIONAL REPUBLICAN SENATORIAL COMMITTEE Oppose $224,231.79 MT MEDIA
2012-09-19 NATIONAL REPUBLICAN SENATORIAL COMMITTEE Oppose $47,000.00 MT PRODCUTION
2012-09-18 CROSSROADS GRASSROOTS POLICY STRATEGIES Oppose $571,996.52 MT TV / MEDIA PLACEMENT
2012-09-18 CROSSROADS GRASSROOTS POLICY STRATEGIES Oppose $17,384.24 MT TV / MEDIA PRODUCTION
2012-09-18 CROSSROADS GRASSROOTS POLICY STRATEGIES Oppose $26,000.00 MT WEB ADS
2012-09-18 US CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Oppose $445,000.00 MT Television ad production and media buy - "Failed"
2012-09-14 NATIONAL REPUBLICAN SENATORIAL COMMITTEE Oppose $34,500.00 MT PRODUCTION
2012-09-12 NATIONAL REPUBLICAN SENATORIAL COMMITTEE Oppose $89,715.13 MT MEDIA
2012-09-12 NATIONAL REPUBLICAN SENATORIAL COMMITTEE Oppose $224,287.83 MT MEDIA
2012-09-11 LEAGUE OF CONSERVATION VOTERS INC Support $15,000.00 MT Additional Business Reply Mail Postage
2012-09-07 NATIONAL REPUBLICAN SENATORIAL COMMITTEE Oppose $63,500.00 MT PRODUCTION
2012-09-06 NATIONAL REPUBLICAN SENATORIAL COMMITTEE Oppose $89,805.40 MT MEDIA
2012-09-06 NATIONAL REPUBLICAN SENATORIAL COMMITTEE Oppose $34,500.00 MT PRODUCTION
2012-09-06 NATIONAL REPUBLICAN SENATORIAL COMMITTEE Oppose $224,513.51 MT MEDIA
2012-08-31 NATIONAL REPUBLICAN SENATORIAL COMMITTEE Oppose $109,500.00 MT PRODUCTION
2012-08-31 LEAGUE OF CONSERVATION VOTERS INC Support $70,340.00 MT Field Campaign Consulting
2012-08-29 LEAGUE OF CONSERVATION VOTERS INC Support $29,184.17 MT Petition Materials
2012-08-29 NATIONAL REPUBLICAN SENATORIAL COMMITTEE Oppose $12,358.76 MT MEDIA
2012-08-29 NATIONAL REPUBLICAN SENATORIAL COMMITTEE Oppose $308,522.56 MT MEDIA
2012-08-28 LEAGUE OF CONSERVATION VOTERS INC Support $20,000.00 MT ESTIMATE: Additional Business Reply Mail Payment
2012-08-27 VOICES OF THE AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES Support $50,000.00 MT financial support for media buys in the state of MT
2012-08-14 NATIONAL REPUBLICAN SENATORIAL COMMITTEE Oppose $13,614.96 MT MEDIA
2012-08-14 NATIONAL REPUBLICAN SENATORIAL COMMITTEE Oppose $306,315.81 MT MEDIA
2012-08-06 LEAGUE OF CONSERVATION VOTERS INC Support $171,443.98 MT EST - Series of Mailers
2012-08-01 LEAGUE OF CONSERVATION VOTERS INC Support $70,340.00 MT Field Campaign Consulting
2012-07-26 US CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Oppose $257,000.00 MT Television buy and production cost - Dome
2012-06-29 LEAGUE OF CONSERVATION VOTERS INC Support $70,340.00 MT Field Campaign Consulting
2012-05-31 LEAGUE OF CONSERVATION VOTERS INC Support $70,340.00 MT Field Campaign Consulting
2012-05-01 LEAGUE OF CONSERVATION VOTERS INC Support $70,340.00 MT Field Consulting Services
2012-03-28 LEAGUE OF CONSERVATION VOTERS INC Support $52,340.00 MT Field Consulting Services

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
2012-10-29 VOTEVETS.ORG ACTION FUND $69,805.13 Broadcast TV buy (Lucky) Waterfront Strategies, Tester, Jon (MT)
2012-10-23 VOTEVETS.ORG ACTION FUND $160,025.00 Broadcast TV buy (Lucky) Waterfront Strategies, Tester, Jon (MT)