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Federal Election Commission
"The Federal Election Commission (FEC) is the independent regulatory agency charged with administering and enforcing the federal campaign finance law. The FEC has jurisdiction over the financing of campaigns for the U.S. House, Senate, Presidency and the Vice Presidency."
"We pursue our mission largely through our award-winning website, OpenSecrets.org, which is the most comprehensive resource for federal campaign contributions, lobbying data and analysis available anywhere. And for other organizations and news media, the Center's exclusive data powers their online features tracking money in politics - counting cash to make change. Our OpenSecrets News features newsbreaking original reporting about money-in-politics, including the sort of investigative work that won the Society of Professional Journalists' 2013 award for Public Service in Online Journalism"
Follow The Money
This resource provides data on campaign contributions in state elections. The information includes contributions by sector, by political party, labor, and business.
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Useful Subject Terms:
- campaign funds
- campaign funds -- United States
- political action committees
- "campaign finance"
- "election finance"
- "election spending"