Power Search Tutorial|
Back to CFIC Power Search
Your results come in five columns. You can sort the data by
clicking on the arrows at the top of each column. For example,
if you want to see the largest contribution at the top, click
on the UP Arrow on the Amount column. If you want to
see the contributor names in alpahbetical order, hit the Up
Arrow over the From Name column.
The person or committee the money came from. The
contributor if the record is a contribution, the candidate /
PAC / committee if the record is an expenditure.
The amount of money, what the in-kind gift was worth, the
amount of the loan, etc.
The date on which the money was contributed or recieved.
Who recieved the money. Perhaps a candidate if the record
is a contribution, perhaps a political consultant or a florist
if the record is an expenditure.
CFIC Data Source Name
Records come from the FEC, various State Boards of Election
or non-profit research groups. It's important that you note
the source(s) of the record