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VILSACK, CHRISTIE (D)
Office Sought: IA-4 (House)

  • 2012 election cycle outside spending summary
  • Independent expenditures made supporting this candidate: $524,530.58
  • Independent expenditures made opposing this candidate: $1,618,650.35
  • Electioneering communications*: $197,766.00

* 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 FEDERATION OF INDEPENDENT BUSINESS/ SAVE AMERICAS FREE ENTERPRISE TRUST Oppose $738,707.87
NATIONAL REPUBLICAN CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEE Oppose $442,513.57
CROSSROADS GRASSROOTS POLICY STRATEGIES Oppose $358,688.89
CULAC THE PAC OF CREDIT UNION NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Support $197,293.78
SEIU COPE (SERVICE EMPLOYEES INTERNATIONAL UNION COMMITTEE ON POLITICAL EDUCATION) Support $94,325.50
IOWANS FOR INTEGRITY IN LEADERSHIP Support $85,463.26
AMERICAN FEDERATION OF STATE COUNTY AND MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES AFL-CIO Support $59,406.04
HOUSE MAJORITY PAC Support $58,599.79
AMERICA'S ROAD AHEAD FUND Oppose $38,000.00
FREEDOMWORKS FOR AMERICA Oppose $15,164.39
PLANNED PARENTHOOD VOTERS OF IOWA Support $14,131.91
AMERICAN FUTURE FUND Oppose $13,574.00
SUSAN B ANTHONY LIST INC Oppose $12,001.63
PLANNED PARENTHOOD VOTES Support $10,017.49
Planned Parenthood Action Fund Inc. Support $4,373.08
IMMIGRANTS' LIST Support $900.00
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
2012-11-03 IOWANS FOR INTEGRITY IN LEADERSHIP Support $15,175.50 IA Telephone Bank (11/2,11/3 and 11/4)
2012-10-29 IOWANS FOR INTEGRITY IN LEADERSHIP Support $45,287.76 IA Direct Mail Expense (mailings on 10/29,10/31 and 11/2)
2012-10-28 FREEDOMWORKS FOR AMERICA Oppose $15,000.00 IA IE-Vilsak-Online Ads
2012-10-26 PLANNED PARENTHOOD VOTERS OF IOWA Support $14,131.91 IA PHONE CALLS
2012-10-25 CROSSROADS GRASSROOTS POLICY STRATEGIES Oppose $346,982.89 IA TV / MEDIA PLACEMENT
2012-10-25 CROSSROADS GRASSROOTS POLICY STRATEGIES Oppose $11,706.00 IA TV / MEDIA PRODUCTION
2012-10-17 NATIONAL FEDERATION OF INDEPENDENT BUSINESS/ SAVE AMERICAS FREE ENTERPRISE TRUST Oppose $14,372.00 IA 2012 Gen FH IA-04 Independent Expenditure Opposing Vilsack TV Comm Prod.
2012-10-15 NATIONAL FEDERATION OF INDEPENDENT BUSINESS/ SAVE AMERICAS FREE ENTERPRISE TRUST Oppose $416,334.22 IA 2012 Gen FH IA-04 Independent Expenditure Opposing Vilsack - TV Ads Exp.
2012-10-15 CULAC THE PAC OF CREDIT UNION NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Support $123,789.90 IA Direct mail production and postage
2012-10-15 CULAC THE PAC OF CREDIT UNION NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Support $66,841.38 IA Radio advertisement & production
2012-10-12 IOWANS FOR INTEGRITY IN LEADERSHIP Support $15,000.00 IA Telephone Bank - Voter data collection calls
2012-10-05 NATIONAL REPUBLICAN CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEE Oppose $30,000.00 IA "MEDIA"
2012-10-05 NATIONAL REPUBLICAN CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEE Oppose $87,224.24 IA "MEDIA"
2012-10-04 AMERICAN FUTURE FUND Oppose $13,574.00 IA Voter contact mail production & postage: "Warning Signs"
2012-10-04 IOWANS FOR INTEGRITY IN LEADERSHIP Support $10,000.00 IA Telephone Bank
2012-09-28 NATIONAL REPUBLICAN CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEE Oppose $87,175.34 IA "MEDIA"
2012-09-28 NATIONAL REPUBLICAN CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEE Oppose $22,500.00 IA "MEDIA"
2012-09-21 NATIONAL REPUBLICAN CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEE Oppose $87,055.33 IA "MEDIA"
2012-09-19 NATIONAL FEDERATION OF INDEPENDENT BUSINESS/ SAVE AMERICAS FREE ENTERPRISE TRUST Oppose $12,799.00 IA 2012 Gen FH IA-04 Independent Expenditure Opposing Vilsack - Production exp.
2012-09-18 NATIONAL FEDERATION OF INDEPENDENT BUSINESS/ SAVE AMERICAS FREE ENTERPRISE TRUST Oppose $295,202.65 IA 2012 Gen FH IA-04 Independent Expenditure Opposing Vilsack - Placement exp.
2012-09-14 NATIONAL REPUBLICAN CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEE Oppose $87,108.66 IA "MEDIA"
2012-09-14 NATIONAL REPUBLICAN CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEE Oppose $17,000.00 IA "SURVEY RESEARCH"
2012-09-14 NATIONAL REPUBLICAN CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEE Oppose $24,450.00 IA "MEDIA"
2012-09-04 AMERICA'S ROAD AHEAD FUND Oppose $30,000.00 IA TV Advertising
2012-07-30 AMERICAN FEDERATION OF STATE COUNTY AND MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES AFL-CIO Support $24,739.23 IA TV ADS - MORE OF THAT
2012-07-30 HOUSE MAJORITY PAC Support $28,860.85 IA Television Advertising
2012-07-30 SEIU COPE (SERVICE EMPLOYEES INTERNATIONAL UNION COMMITTEE ON POLITICAL EDUCATION) Support $45,552.98 IA TV Advertising Buy
2012-07-23 AMERICAN FEDERATION OF STATE COUNTY AND MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES AFL-CIO Support $28,500.80 IA TV ADS - MORE OF THAT
2012-07-23 HOUSE MAJORITY PAC Support $23,810.68 IA Television Advertising
2012-07-23 SEIU COPE (SERVICE EMPLOYEES INTERNATIONAL UNION COMMITTEE ON POLITICAL EDUCATION) Support $37,151.95 IA TV Advertising Buy
2012-07-23 SEIU COPE (SERVICE EMPLOYEES INTERNATIONAL UNION COMMITTEE ON POLITICAL EDUCATION) Support $11,620.57 IA TV Advertising Production

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
2012-10-23 PROTECT THE HARVEST $197,766.00 Production and placement of radio and TV ad. (Vilsack's Friends) Victory Enterprises, Visack, Christie (IA)