Helpful Links - Federal Races
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These sites offer federal campaign finance data. You can download data free from the Federal Elections Commission and can purchase value-added data from the other sites listed. Some sites also offer extensive analysis of the records.
- Center for Responsive Politics
provides searchable databases of federal campaign contributions and federal lobbying,
detailed campaign finance profiles for all members of Congress, links to state campaign
finance data, and a wide range of other information about money in politics. The
center is a non-partisan, non-profit research group that studies the role of money
in federal politics.
Download contribution data from the 1992, 1994, 1996, and 1998 election
Federal Election Commission data on CD-ROM, updated monthly. Past cycles are $75 each, or you can subscribe and get the current cycle,
updated every month, for $600. Web site describes strengths and weaknesses of the data.