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NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION INSTITUTE FOR LEGISLATIVE ACTION, 2012 CYCLE

Contributions are as of the last report.

This group is not a political committee
Filing Frequency: Quarterly

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Independent Expenditures (during 2012 cycle): $7,448,017.68
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Independent Expenditure Summary

Negative: 63%   Opposes Democrats: $4,670,438.17   Opposes Republicans: $485.17
Positive: 36%   Supports Democrats: $23,290.01   Supports Republicans: $2,656,055.34

This table shows the overall total amount spent by this group supporting or opposing federal candidates in independent expenditures in the 2012 election cycle.

Race Candidate Support/oppose Amount
President OBAMA, BARACK (D) winner Oppose $3,164,058.91
President ROMNEY, MITT / RYAN, PAUL D. (R) Support $884,806.51
OH (Senate) BROWN, SHERROD (D) winner Oppose $407,949.49
FL (Senate) NELSON, BILL (D) winner Oppose $378,163.77
VA (Senate) KAINE, TIMOTHY MICHAEL (D) winner Oppose $350,039.03
AZ (Senate) FLAKE, JEFF (R) winner Support $321,712.83
WI (Senate) THOMPSON, TOMMY G (R) Support $243,470.90
OH (Senate) MANDEL, JOSH (R) Support $168,487.45
WI (Senate) BALDWIN, TAMMY (D) winner Oppose $162,062.65
MO (Senate) MCCASKILL, CLAIRE (D) winner Oppose $131,131.10
ME (Senate) SUMMERS, CHARLES EDWARD JR (R) Support $117,613.50
VA (Senate) ALLEN, GEORGE (R) Support $73,419.88
ND (Senate) BERG, RICHARD A (R) Support $62,465.00
MN-8 (House) CRAVAACK, RAYMOND J (R) Support $59,886.17
CT (Senate) MURPHY, CHRISTOPHER S (D) winner Oppose $50,587.96
NH-2 (House) BASS, CHARLES F. (R) Support $40,168.93
NH-1 (House) GUINTA, FRANK (R) Support $39,014.61
WI-7 (House) DUFFY, SEAN (R) winner Support $37,403.36
CO-3 (House) TIPTON, SCOTT R. (R) winner Support $35,682.40
MI-1 (House) BENISHEK, DANIEL J. (R) winner Support $34,392.14
WI-8 (House) RIBBLE, REID (R) winner Support $34,183.76
NY-24 (House) BUERKLE, ANN MARIE (R) Support $32,896.21
OH-6 (House) JOHNSON, BILL (R) winner Support $32,839.21
IA-2 (House) ARCHER, JOHN HENRY (R) Support $28,167.76
NV (Senate) HELLER, DEAN (R) winner Support $27,889.82
TX-23 (House) CANSECO, FRANCISCO RAUL QUICO R. (R) Support $27,355.81
NY-19 (House) GIBSON, CHRISTOPHER P (R) winner $27,049.38
IL-17 (House) SCHILLING, ROBERT T. (R) Support $25,975.76
OH-16 (House) RENACCI, JAMES B (R) winner Support $25,232.34
FL-2 (House) SOUTHERLAND, WILLIAM STEVE II (R) winner Support $24,948.30
IA-1 (House) LANGE, BEN (R) Support $24,714.06
CO-7 (House) COORS, JOSEPH JR (R) Support $21,599.18
NY-1 (House) FITZPATRICK, MICHAEL J (R) Support $20,906.83
NV (Senate) BERKLEY, SHELLEY (D) Oppose $20,866.71
FL-10 (House) WEBSTER, DANIEL (R) winner Support $20,092.27
FL-18 (House) WEST, ALLEN B (R) Support $19,096.90
PA (Senate) VERNON, JOHN D (R) Support $18,996.77
AZ-2 (House) MCSALLY, MARTHA E (R) Support $15,566.69
NV-3 (House) HECK, JOE (R) winner Support $15,443.98
NJ-3 (House) RUNYAN, JON (R) winner Support $13,023.47
CA-10 (House) DENHAM, JEFF (R) winner Support $11,169.03
VA-2 (House) RIGELL, EDWARD SCOTT MR. (R) winner Support $11,093.57
CO-6 (House) COFFMAN, MICHAEL (R) Support $10,252.69
CA-9 (House) GILL, RICKY (R) Support $9,511.09
NY-1 (House) ALTSCHULER, RANDOLPH (R) Support $9,175.85
CA-26 (House) STRICKLAND, ANTHONY A. (R) Support $9,118.92
MI-11 (House) BENTIVOLIO, KERRY (R) winner Support $9,021.84
IL-13 (House) DAVIS, RODNEY L (R) winner Support $9,002.25
CA-21 (House) VALADAO, DAVID (R) winner Support $7,016.51
CA-52 (House) BILBRAY, BRIAN PHILLIP (R) Support $6,622.73
GA-12 (House) BARROW, JOHN J. (D) winner Support $4,658.01
MN-1 (House) WALZ, TIMOTHY J. (D) winner Support $4,658.00
UT-4 (House) MATHESON, JAMES D (D) winner Support $4,658.00
WV-3 (House) RAHALL, NICK JOE II (D) winner Support $4,658.00
NY-21 (House) OWENS, WILLIAM (D) winner Support $4,658.00
CA-31 (House) MILLER, GARY G (R) winner Support $3,968.38
MA (Senate) WARREN, ELIZABETH (D) winner Oppose $3,927.29
NY-19 (House) GIBSON, CHRISTOPHER P (R) winner Support $3,478.62
IL-11 (House) BIGGERT, JUDY (R) Support $3,363.89
PA-8 (House) FITZPATRICK, MICHAEL G. (R) winner Support $2,916.73
IL-8 (House) WALSH, JOE (R) Support $2,694.48
NE (Senate) KERREY, J ROBERT (D) Oppose $1,651.26
President ROMNEY, MITT / RYAN, PAUL D. (R) Oppose $485.17
FL-13 (House) YOUNG, C W BILL (R) winner Support $195.96
NV-3 (House) HECK, JOE (R) winner $151.65

Independent Expenditures

This table shows the independent expenditures of $10,000 or more made by this group supporting or opposing federal candidates in the 2012 election cycle. To view a more detailed file of all such spending, click here.

Date Committee Candidate Support/Oppose Amount State Purpose
2012-11-04 NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION INSTITUTE FOR LEGISLATIVE ACTION OBAMA, BARACK (D) Oppose $15,707.24 Phone Calls
2012-11-03 NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION INSTITUTE FOR LEGISLATIVE ACTION OBAMA, BARACK (D) Oppose $115,176.02 TV Advertising
2012-11-02 NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION INSTITUTE FOR LEGISLATIVE ACTION OBAMA, BARACK (D) Oppose $13,778.25 Phone Calls
2012-11-02 NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION INSTITUTE FOR LEGISLATIVE ACTION OBAMA, BARACK (D) Oppose $25,458.35 Phone Calls
2012-10-30 NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION INSTITUTE FOR LEGISLATIVE ACTION BROWN, SHERROD (D) Oppose $13,973.24 OH Printing of Postcards
2012-10-30 NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION INSTITUTE FOR LEGISLATIVE ACTION BALDWIN, TAMMY (D) Oppose $15,847.88 WI Printing of Postcards
2012-10-30 NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION INSTITUTE FOR LEGISLATIVE ACTION FLAKE, JEFF (R) Support $28,301.25 AZ Postage/Production for Postcards
2012-10-30 NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION INSTITUTE FOR LEGISLATIVE ACTION SUMMERS, CHARLES EDWARD JR (R) Support $41,044.12 ME Postage/Production for Postcards
2012-10-30 NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION INSTITUTE FOR LEGISLATIVE ACTION BERG, RICHARD A (R) Support $22,433.97 ND Postage/Production for Postcards
2012-10-30 NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION INSTITUTE FOR LEGISLATIVE ACTION BERKLEY, SHELLEY (D) Oppose $17,583.40 NV Postage/Production for Postcards
2012-10-30 NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION INSTITUTE FOR LEGISLATIVE ACTION BROWN, SHERROD (D) Oppose $123,979.97 OH Postage/Production for Postcards
2012-10-30 NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION INSTITUTE FOR LEGISLATIVE ACTION KAINE, TIMOTHY MICHAEL (D) Oppose $60,569.50 VA Postage/Production for Postcards
2012-10-30 NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION INSTITUTE FOR LEGISLATIVE ACTION BALDWIN, TAMMY (D) Oppose $139,919.77 WI Postage/Production for Postcards
2012-10-30 NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION INSTITUTE FOR LEGISLATIVE ACTION MURPHY, CHRISTOPHER S (D) Oppose $42,952.41 CT Postage/Production for Postcards
2012-10-30 NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION INSTITUTE FOR LEGISLATIVE ACTION OBAMA, BARACK (D) Oppose $95,952.00 TV Advertising
2012-10-29 NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION INSTITUTE FOR LEGISLATIVE ACTION FLAKE, JEFF (R) Support $56,907.72 AZ On Line Advertising
2012-10-29 NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION INSTITUTE FOR LEGISLATIVE ACTION THOMPSON, TOMMY G (R) Support $47,848.83 WI On Line Advertising
2012-10-29 NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION INSTITUTE FOR LEGISLATIVE ACTION KAINE, TIMOTHY MICHAEL (D) Oppose $57,416.58 VA On Line Advertising
2012-10-29 NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION INSTITUTE FOR LEGISLATIVE ACTION OBAMA, BARACK (D) Oppose $533,279.11 On Line Advertising
2012-10-29 NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION INSTITUTE FOR LEGISLATIVE ACTION OBAMA, BARACK (D) Oppose $28,708.29 On Line Advertising
2012-10-29 NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION INSTITUTE FOR LEGISLATIVE ACTION KAINE, TIMOTHY MICHAEL (D) Oppose $28,708.29 VA On Line Advertising
2012-10-29 NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION INSTITUTE FOR LEGISLATIVE ACTION OBAMA, BARACK (D) Oppose $23,924.41 On Line Advertising
2012-10-29 NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION INSTITUTE FOR LEGISLATIVE ACTION THOMPSON, TOMMY G (R) Support $23,924.42 WI On Line Advertising
2012-10-26 NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION INSTITUTE FOR LEGISLATIVE ACTION OBAMA, BARACK (D) Oppose $583,504.94 Postage/Production for postcards
2012-10-26 NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION INSTITUTE FOR LEGISLATIVE ACTION OBAMA, BARACK (D) Oppose $55,945.00 Printing of Postcards
2012-10-25 NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION INSTITUTE FOR LEGISLATIVE ACTION OBAMA, BARACK (D) Oppose $221,140.35 On Line Advertising
2012-10-25 NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION INSTITUTE FOR LEGISLATIVE ACTION CRAVAACK, RAYMOND J (R) Support $23,642.76 MN Postage/Production for postcards
2012-10-25 NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION INSTITUTE FOR LEGISLATIVE ACTION CANSECO, FRANCISCO RAUL QUICO R. (R) Support $15,848.85 TX Postage/Production for postcards
2012-10-25 NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION INSTITUTE FOR LEGISLATIVE ACTION ROMNEY, MITT / RYAN, PAUL D. (R) Support $15,848.86 Postage/Produciton for postcards
2012-10-24 NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION INSTITUTE FOR LEGISLATIVE ACTION ROMNEY, MITT / RYAN, PAUL D. (R) Support $14,191.75 Phone Calls
2012-10-23 NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION INSTITUTE FOR LEGISLATIVE ACTION ROMNEY, MITT / RYAN, PAUL D. (R) Support $20,084.62 Phone Calls
2012-10-22 NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION INSTITUTE FOR LEGISLATIVE ACTION OBAMA, BARACK (D) Oppose $508,747.88 On Line Advertising Cost
2012-10-22 NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION INSTITUTE FOR LEGISLATIVE ACTION FLAKE, JEFF (R) Support $65,107.04 AZ On Line Advertising Cost
2012-10-22 NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION INSTITUTE FOR LEGISLATIVE ACTION OBAMA, BARACK (D) Oppose $57,382.85 On Line Advertising Costs
2012-10-18 NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION INSTITUTE FOR LEGISLATIVE ACTION FLAKE, JEFF (R) Support $137,181.24 AZ Postage/Production for Postcards
2012-10-18 NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION INSTITUTE FOR LEGISLATIVE ACTION SUMMERS, CHARLES EDWARD JR (R) Support $59,471.97 ME Postage/Production for Postcards
2012-10-18 NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION INSTITUTE FOR LEGISLATIVE ACTION MCCASKILL, CLAIRE (D) Oppose $117,122.66 MO Postage/Production for Postcards
2012-10-18 NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION INSTITUTE FOR LEGISLATIVE ACTION BERG, RICHARD A (R) Support $23,186.23 ND Postage/Production for Postcards
2012-10-18 NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION INSTITUTE FOR LEGISLATIVE ACTION HELLER, DEAN (R) Support $19,876.83 NV Postage/Production for Postcards
2012-10-18 NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION INSTITUTE FOR LEGISLATIVE ACTION MANDEL, JOSH (R) Support $139,190.43 OH Postage/Production for Postcards
2012-10-18 NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION INSTITUTE FOR LEGISLATIVE ACTION ALLEN, GEORGE (R) Support $63,081.67 VA Postage/Production for Postcards
2012-10-18 NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION INSTITUTE FOR LEGISLATIVE ACTION THOMPSON, TOMMY G (R) Support $143,306.02 WI Postage/Production for Postcards
2012-10-18 NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION INSTITUTE FOR LEGISLATIVE ACTION ROMNEY, MITT / RYAN, PAUL D. (R) Support $69,387.97 Printing of Postcards
2012-10-18 NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION INSTITUTE FOR LEGISLATIVE ACTION ROMNEY, MITT / RYAN, PAUL D. (R) Support $679,853.96 Postage/Production for Postcards
2012-10-18 NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION INSTITUTE FOR LEGISLATIVE ACTION FLAKE, JEFF (R) Support $15,621.76 AZ Printing of Postcards
2012-10-18 NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION INSTITUTE FOR LEGISLATIVE ACTION MCCASKILL, CLAIRE (D) Oppose $13,258.44 MO Printing of Postcards
2012-10-18 NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION INSTITUTE FOR LEGISLATIVE ACTION MANDEL, JOSH (R) Support $15,770.13 OH Printing of Postcards
2012-10-18 NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION INSTITUTE FOR LEGISLATIVE ACTION THOMPSON, TOMMY G (R) Support $16,312.33 WI Printing of Postcards
2012-10-17 NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION INSTITUTE FOR LEGISLATIVE ACTION OBAMA, BARACK (D) Oppose $72,931.65 On line Advertising Cost
2012-10-15 NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION INSTITUTE FOR LEGISLATIVE ACTION OBAMA, BARACK (D) Oppose $112,782.06 On line Advertising Cost
2012-10-12 NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION INSTITUTE FOR LEGISLATIVE ACTION OBAMA, BARACK (D) Oppose $671,368.13 Internet Advertising Expense
2012-10-12 NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION INSTITUTE FOR LEGISLATIVE ACTION MCSALLY, MARTHA E (R) Support $11,607.20 AZ Postage/Production for Postcards
2012-10-12 NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION INSTITUTE FOR LEGISLATIVE ACTION VERNON, JOHN D (R) Support $14,696.09 AZ Postage/Production foro Postcars
2012-10-12 NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION INSTITUTE FOR LEGISLATIVE ACTION TIPTON, SCOTT R. (R) Support $28,240.64 CO Postage/Production for Postcards
2012-10-12 NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION INSTITUTE FOR LEGISLATIVE ACTION COORS, JOSEPH JR (R) Support $15,339.13 CO Postage/Production for Postcards
2012-10-12 NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION INSTITUTE FOR LEGISLATIVE ACTION SOUTHERLAND, WILLIAM STEVE II (R) Support $14,301.50 FL Postage/Production for Postcards
2012-10-12 NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION INSTITUTE FOR LEGISLATIVE ACTION Young, C.W. "Bill" Support $14,583.67 FL Postage/Production for Postcards
2012-10-12 NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION INSTITUTE FOR LEGISLATIVE ACTION WEBSTER, DANIEL (R) Support $14,944.91 FL Postage/Production for Postcars
2012-10-12 NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION INSTITUTE FOR LEGISLATIVE ACTION WEST, ALLEN B (R) Support $14,775.16 FL Postage/Production for Postcards
2012-10-12 NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION INSTITUTE FOR LEGISLATIVE ACTION LANGE, BEN (R) Support $21,771.70 IA Postage/Production for Postcards
2012-10-12 NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION INSTITUTE FOR LEGISLATIVE ACTION ARCHER, JOHN HENRY (R) Support $20,933.81 IA Postage/Production for Postcards
2012-10-12 NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION INSTITUTE FOR LEGISLATIVE ACTION King, Steve Support $29,214.56 IA Postage/Production for Postcards
2012-10-12 NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION INSTITUTE FOR LEGISLATIVE ACTION David, Rodney Support $11,523.64 IL Postage/Production for Postcards
2012-10-12 NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION INSTITUTE FOR LEGISLATIVE ACTION SCHILLING, ROBERT T. (R) Support $13,281.48 IL Postage/Production for Postcards
2012-10-12 NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION INSTITUTE FOR LEGISLATIVE ACTION BENISHEK, DANIEL J. (R) Support $30,478.89 MI Postage/Production for Postcards
2012-10-12 NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION INSTITUTE FOR LEGISLATIVE ACTION CRAVAACK, RAYMOND J (R) Support $23,703.80 MN Postage/Production for Postcards
2012-10-12 NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION INSTITUTE FOR LEGISLATIVE ACTION GUINTA, FRANK (R) Support $21,478.29 NH Postage/Production for Postcars
2012-10-12 NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION INSTITUTE FOR LEGISLATIVE ACTION BASS, CHARLES F. (R) Support $27,493.06 NH Postage/Production for Postcards
2012-10-12 NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION INSTITUTE FOR LEGISLATIVE ACTION RUNYAN, JON (R) Support $11,228.36 NJ Postage/Production for Postcards
2012-10-12 NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION INSTITUTE FOR LEGISLATIVE ACTION GIBSON, CHRISTOPHER P (R) Unknown $27,049.38 NY Postage/Production for Postcards
2012-10-12 NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION INSTITUTE FOR LEGISLATIVE ACTION BUERKLE, ANN MARIE (R) Support $19,181.96 NY Postage/Production for Postcards
2012-10-12 NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION INSTITUTE FOR LEGISLATIVE ACTION JOHNSON, BILL (R) Support $24,008.08 OH Postage/Production for Postcards
2012-10-12 NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION INSTITUTE FOR LEGISLATIVE ACTION RENACCI, JAMES B (R) Support $19,218.68 OH Postage/Production for Postcards
2012-10-12 NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION INSTITUTE FOR LEGISLATIVE ACTION FITZPATRICK, MICHAEL J (R) Support $20,906.83 PA Postage/Production for Postcards
2012-10-12 NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION INSTITUTE FOR LEGISLATIVE ACTION DUFFY, SEAN (R) Support $30,759.93 WI Postage/Production for Postcards
2012-10-12 NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION INSTITUTE FOR LEGISLATIVE ACTION RIBBLE, REID (R) Support $22,391.13 ZZ Postage/Production for Postcards
2012-09-05 NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION INSTITUTE FOR LEGISLATIVE ACTION NELSON, BILL (D) Oppose $10,575.93 FL Phone Calls
2012-09-04 NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION INSTITUTE FOR LEGISLATIVE ACTION BROWN, SHERROD (D) Oppose $11,535.53 OH Phone Calls
2012-08-27 NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION INSTITUTE FOR LEGISLATIVE ACTION NELSON, BILL (D) Oppose $347,364.07 FL On Line Advertising Cost
2012-08-24 NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION INSTITUTE FOR LEGISLATIVE ACTION BROWN, SHERROD (D) Oppose $232,350.27 OH On Line Advertising Cost
2012-08-24 NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION INSTITUTE FOR LEGISLATIVE ACTION KAINE, TIMOTHY MICHAEL (D) Oppose $175,226.47 VA On Line Advertising Cost