1995-96 Independent Expenditures
For Against Total
Senate $8,012,131 $7,752,874 $15,765,005
Democrats $314,689 $5,498,204 $5,812,893
Republicans $7,697,442 $2,254,670 $9,952,112
House $3,348,568 $1,837,365 $5,185,933
Democrats $808,327 $181,599 $989,926
Republicans $2,540,241 $1,655,766 $4,196,007
Campaigns with the Largest Independent Expenditures in Support of the Candidate
Phil Gramm TX Sen Rep Incumbent $1,179,922
Gordon Smith OR Sen Rep Open $1,093,022
Michael Enzi WY Sen Rep Open $633,574
Susan Collins ME Sen Rep Open $475,786
Guy Millner GA Sen Rep Open $415,703
Louis Jenkins LA Sen Rep Open $409,327
Wayne Allard CO Sen Rep Open $403,148
James Ross Lightfoot IA Sen Rep Challenger $373,206
Sam Brownback KS Sen Rep Challenger $348,979
Nancy Mayer RI Sen Rep Open $348,869
Campaigns with the Largest Independent Expenditures Against the Candidate
Mary Landrieu LA Sen Dem Open $1,221,646
Dick Swett NH Sen Dem Challenger $933,034
Thomas Strickland CO Sen Dem Open $662,901
Gordon Smith OR Sen Rep Open $649,161
Richard Ieyoub LA Sen Dem Open $497,271
Jesse Helms NC Sen Rep Incumbent $403,328
Winston Bryant AR Sen Dem Open $367,256
Guy Millner GA Sen Rep Open $357,720
Kathy Karpan WY Sen Dem Open $333,495
Ben Nelson NE Sen Dem Open $332,896