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  • OpenSecrets: Nonpartisan nonprofit political research group tracking money in U.S. politics and its effect on elections and public policy. Categories of coverage include profiles of candidates and officeholders, financial contributions to campaigns and ballot measures, industry and interest group organizational profiles and expenditures, and lobbying groups and lobbyist overviews. Bulk data options available for educational/research purposes if project application is accepted.
  • Database on Ideology, Money in Politics, and Elections (DIME): Provides a general resource for the study of campaign finance and ideology in American politics. The database was developed as part an on-going effort to construct a comprehensive ideological mapping of political elites, interest groups, and donors.

Answered By: Rashelle Nagar
Last Updated: Sep 08, 2023

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