|How to Cite: Campaign Financial Information|
This database provides campaign contribution reports for each incumbent or challenger for each federal office (House, Senate, or President) as required by the Federal Election Commission (FEC). Reports are provided for the current election cycle and for election cycles going back to 1989-90. When researching candidates for multiple federal offices, you will find a report on each election. Current and former reports are updated periodically. For this reason, your research must always indicate the date of the report cited.
Three types of reports are available in this database for each candidate:
Political Action Committee (PAC) receipts (provide the total receipts for each PAC)
Individual Contribution Receipt Reports (provide individual contributions made directly to a candidate)
Individual Contribution Receipt Reports made to a specific PAC (provide individual contributions to a specific PAC; these always include the FEC Committee ID and the name of the PAC)
For each citation, include:
Member name, election year cycle, and type of report when a candidate is not serving in Congress
Forum (office candidate is running for), FEC Cand. ID—these numbers begin with "H", "S", or "P" to designate the House, Senate, or Presidential forums
Date (be sure to indicate if this is the "Final update")
Database name (Text from: Candidate Receipts Reports)
Web service name (Available from: LexisNexis® Congressional)
Date accessed by the user (Accessed: date)
"McEwen, Bob--1991-1992 Cycle PAC Receipts." (Forum: House; FEC Cand. ID: H00H06049; Date: 5/1/94, Final update). Text from: Candidate Receipt Reports. Available from: LexisNexis® Congressional; Accessed: 1/23/93.
"Boxer, Barbara--1995-1996 Cycle Individual Contributions Receipt." (Forum: Senate; FEC Cand. ID: S2CA000286; Date: 5/17/95). Text from: Candidate Receipt Reports. Available from: LexisNexis® Congressional; Accessed: 1/23/96.
Also include the PAC FEC Comm. ID and PAC name in the citation (for example, the Jack Kemp Compliance Fund is the name of the PAC below).
"Kemp, Jack--1993-1994 Cycle Individual Contributions." (Forum: President; FEC Cand. ID: P80000060; FEC Comm. ID: C00238972-Jack Kemp Compliance Fund; Date: 5/2/95, Final update). Text from: Candidate Receipt Reports. Available from: LexisNexis® Congressional; Accessed: 5/22/95.
Some pre-1992-93 election cycle reports do not display the FEC Cand. ID number. This information can be omitted from the record. In addition, some longer records have been split into two parts. Be sure to indicate this in the citation.
"Bush, George--1991-1992 Cycle Individual Contributions (2 Parts)." (Forum: President; Date: 2/2/93). Text from: Candidate Receipt Reports. Available from: LexisNexis® Congressional; Accessed: 7/04/93.