Database information

This database provides financial reports issued by the Federal Election Commission (FEC) for each incumbent and challenger candidate for federal office (President, House, or Senate). It includes information on total receipts, individual contributions, candidate contributions, and other financial information about each candidate's campaign and a list of political action committees (PACs).

This database has multiple reports on candidates who have run for office in more than one election cycle. Likewise, the database has multiple reports generated for candidates who have run for more than one office during the period. The FEC Cand. ID number serves as a unique identifier for each political race ("P" for President, "S" for Senate, or "H" for House). Records are updated regularly; be sure to include the date to alert your reader to the possibility of later changes to the record.

For each citation, include:

Sample online citations

    "Gingrich, Newt Leroy: 1995-1996." (Forum: House; FEC Cand. ID: H6GA06033; Date: 5/14/96). Text from: Candidate Summary Reports. Available from: LexisNexis® Congressional; Accessed: 8/04/97.

    "Bentsen, Lloyd M., Jr.: 1991-1992." (Forum: Senator; FEC Cand. ID: S6TX 00016; Date: 5/28/93, Final update). Text from: Candidate Summary Reports. Available from: LexisNexis® Congressional; Accessed: 8/04/97.

    "Bentsen, Lloyd M., Jr.: 1991-1992." (Forum: Presidential; FEC Cand. ID: P60000171; Date: 5/28/93, Final update). Text from: Candidate Summary Reports. Available from: LexisNexis® Congressional; Accessed: 8/04/97.