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  • Campaign Finance

    Campaign Finance
    Aiims to be the biggest dictionary of campaign-finance jargon.
    A grassroots watchdog network connecting the dots between the world’s most powerful people and organizations.Its free database is a who-knows-who at the heights of business and government. Follow a candidate’s connections to lobbyists, PACs, donors, etc.

    Federal Election Commission
    Contains rules, regulations and most importantly a database of campaign contributions from individual donors, PACs and others. Search by candidate, donor, organization, etc..
    America’s most comprehensive dictionary of campaign finance jargon.

    FEC Itemizer from Propublica
    Itemizer allows you to browse electronic campaign finance filings from the Federal Election Commission and to see individual contributions and expenditures reported by committees raising money for federal elections. As of October 2018, these filings include Senate candidate or Senate party committees, which previously filed their reports on paper.

    NYU Political Ad Observatory
    Explore Facebook and Instagram political campaign ads. Ad Observatory relies on data published by Meta and other sources, and applies machine learning, topic modeling, and other tools to develop messaging insights.
    A fantastic site for researching campaign finance statistics.

    A fantastic site for researching campaign financing statistics.

    Government Audits
    State inspector general’s offices that audit federal programs that the agency oversees.
    A good site for FEC and PAC data.

    Natural Resources Defense Council Papers
    NRDC makes available papers relating to the White House energy task force.

    Track Dark Money Tip Sheet (NICAR 2020)

    International Trademark Assn.
    Track marks on various slogans, etc.


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