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Below is a list of sites offering state campaign finance data. For each state we note whether the state puts their campaign finance data online, if the state makes it searchable or offers it for download. If the site offers searchable data, the link we give points to the page with the search engine. We've also included state search engines built by other organizations, such as the Center for Responsive Politics or a consortium of newspapers.

Follow the Money
This site offers on-line search engines to state campaign finance databases, many of which were built by the National Institute on Money in State Politics staff. The non-partisan, non-profit organization, based in Helana, MT, standardizes names and codes contributors by occupation and industry.

ALABAMA
Campaign Finance Information.
Elections Division.
Secretary of State Office's.
NOTE: Campaign finance contribution data is not available online.

ALASKA
Division of Elections. State of Alaska
NOTE: There is no campaign finance contribution data available online.

ARIZONA
Campaign Finance Searches. Arizona Secretary of State.
NOTE: Campaign finance contribution data is searchable online. The Arizona Secretary of State's office offers a campaign finance software package that tracks all transactions made by a registered State Political Committee (i.e. PAC or Candidate Committee). The secretary's phone number is (602) 542-8683.

ARKANSAS
Election Division. Arkansas Secretary of State.
NOTE: Campaign finance contribution data is not available online.

CALIFORNIA
California Secretary of State.
NOTE: Campaign finance contribution data is searchable online. This database only contains Voluntary Electronic Filings submitted to the Secretary of State's Office over the Internet.

COLORADO
Elections Division. Colorado Department of State.
NOTE: Campaign finance contribution data is not available online.

CONNECTICUT
Secretary of State, Elections Division
NOTE: Able to search candidate, PAC and party reports from this site.

DELAWARE
Office of Elections
NOTE: Candidate, committee and PAC information is available online.

FLORIDA
Campaign Finance Database. Division of Elections. Florida Department of State.
NOTE: Campaign finance contribution data is searchable online and downloadable in a file of tab-separated columns suitable for importing into most spreadsheets or databases.

GEORGIA
Elections Division. Georgia Secretary of State.
NOTE: Campaign finance contribution data is not available online.

HAWAII
State of Hawaii
NOTE: Campaign finance contribution data is searchable online. Some files are also downloadable in a file of tab-separated columns suitable for importing into most spreadsheets or databases.

IDAHO
Campaign Finance Information. Election Division. Idaho Secretary of State.
NOTE: Itemized contributions are presented in Acrobat format for the 97-98 election cycle. For the cycles 91-92, 93-94 and 95-96 the files are downloadable in Excel and text format.

ILLINOIS
Campaign Disclosure Agency. Illinois State Board of Elections.
NOTE: Campaign finance contribution data is not available online. All 1997, 1998 and pre-election report data is downloadable in comma-delimited format.

The Center for Responsive Politics Illinois search engine:
NOTE: CRP took a database built by the Center for Public Integrity and made it searchable.

INDIANA
Election Division. Indiana Secretary of State.
NOTE: Campaign finance databases for 1994, 1996 and 1998 are searchable online.

IOWA
Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Board.
NOTE: The agency is currently in the final testing phase of campaign software for recordkeeping and electronic filing into the agency database. For further information contact the agency:

514 East Locust
Suite 104
Des Moines, Iowa 50309-1912
Phone: (515) 281-3354

KANSAS
Kansas Governmental Ethics Commission. State of Kansas
NOTE: Campaign finance contribution data is searchable online.

KENTUCKY
Kentucky Registry of Election Finance. Kentucky Secretary of State.
NOTE: Campaign finance contribution data is not available online.

LOUISIANA
Louisiana Board of Ethics and the Supervisory Committee for Campaign Finance.
NOTE: Disclosure reports are scanned and available online. There is a database that allows users to search by the partial name of candidate or committee.

MAINE
Division of Elections. Maine Secretary of State.
NOTE: Campaign finance contribution data is not available online.

MARYLAND
Maryland State Administrative Board of Election Laws.
NOTE: Campaign finance contribution data is not available online.

MASSACHUSETTS
Office of Campaign and Political Finance. Commonwealth of Massachusetts
NOTE: A database of reported contributors to statewide candidates in 1997 and 1998 is downloadable. Charts of fundraising and spending totals for 1998 legislative candidates are available online

MICHIGAN
Bureau of Elections. Michigan Department of State.
NOTE: Campaign finance contribution data is available online

MINNESOTA
Minnesota Campaign Finance & Public Disclosure Board
NOTE: Campaign finance contribution data is not available online.

MISSISSIPPI
Secretary of State, Elections Division
NOTE: No information is available online.

MISSOURI
Missouri Ethics Commission
NOTE: No information is available online.

MONTANA
Secretary of State
NOTE: Campaign finance contribution data is not available online.

NEBRASKA
Nebraska Accountability and Disclosure Commission
NOTE: Campaign finance contribution data is not available online.

NEVADA
Secretary of State, Elections Division
NOTE: Detailed and summary information can be viewed in PDF format.

NEW HAMPSHIRE
Secretary of State
NOTE: Scanned images of statements can be viewed online.

NEW JERSEY
Election Law Enforcement Commission
NOTE: Charts with statistical data on campaign finance contribution and expenditures are available online as HTML documents.

NEW MEXICO
Secretary of State, Ethics Division
NOTE: Campaign finance contribution data is not available online. There are lists of lobbyists and PACs.

NEW YORK
State Board of Elections
NOTE: Campaign finance contribution data is not available online.

NORTH CAROLINA
State Board of Elections
NOTE: Able to download candidate, PAC and party committee campaign finance reports from this site in Excel format.

OHIO
Secretary of State, Elections Division
NOTE: Able to search information on itemized contributions, expenditures and loans from 1990 through 1998 for statewide candidates, PACs and parties.

OKLAHOMA
Oklahoma Ethics Commission
NOTE: Able to search itemized contributions and expenditures databases for statewide and county candidates. Can also view raw ASCII data.

OREGON
Secretary of State, Elections Division
NOTE: Able to search summary information for statewide, judicial and DA candidates, political party committees, measure committees and miscellaneous committees.

PENNSYLVANIA
Bureau of Commissions, Elections and Legislation
NOTE: Able to view and download information on Governor and Lieutenant Governor candidates from the most recent filing period.

RHODE ISLAND
Board of Elections, Campaign Finance Division

SOUTH CAROLINA
State Elections Commission
NOTE: No information is available online.

SOUTH DAKOTA
Secretary of State
Report Summaries
NOTE: Able to view summary information.

TENNESSEE
Department of State, Division of Elections
NOTE: No information is available online.

TEXAS
Ethics Commission
NOTE: Able to view and download voluntary filings from this link.

UTAH
Lieutenant Governor's Office, Elections Division
NOTE: Able to search information on statewide candidates from 1995-1998.

VERMONT
Secretary of State
NOTE: Able to view summary amounts from previous election cycles for statewide candidates.

VIRGINIA
Board of Elections
NOTE: No information is available online, but there is a click-on for Campaign Finance at this site.
Virginia Public Access Project
NOTE: The VPAP is a non-partisan, non-profit group that demonstrates how information technology can improve public awareness of the money's role in Virginia politics. The Center for Responsive Politics helped them make the data searchable.

WASHINGTON
Public Disclosure Commission
NOTE: Able to download itemized candidate information.

WEST VIRGINIA
State Election Commission
NOTE: No information is available online.

WISCONSIN
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign
NOTE: Can search gubernatorial contributions and expenditures and view legislative candidate contributions and expenditures to senate and house candidates.

WYOMING
Secretary of State, Elections Division
NOTE: No information is available online.