Database 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:

For each citation, include:

Sample online citations

PAC receipts report

 "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.

Individual contribution receipts report

"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.

Individual contributions receipt report to a specific PAC

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.

Older reports that are missing information or split into two records

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.