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Campaign Expenditures in the United States, 1997-1998: Detailed Report File (ICPSR 3588) RSS

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Summary:

These data are made available by the Federal Election Commission (FEC) and are taken directly from campaign finance reports filed by candidates, political committees, and others required to file under the federal election laws. This data file contains one record for each separate reporting period for each FEC committee and, as such, is the source for longitudinal information about committee financial activity during the 1997-1998 election cycle. Information presented in the file includes the political committee identification number, report year and type, time period covered by the report, total receipts and disbursements, beginning and ending cash balances, debts owed by and to the committee, individual, political, and candidate contributions, transfers from affiliated committees, loans received and payments made, refunds, and whether the record reports the activity of a Joint Fundraising Committee.

Series: Campaign Expenditures in the United States Series

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Study Description

Citation

Federal Election Commission. CAMPAIGN EXPENDITURES IN THE UNITED STATES, 1997-1998: DETAILED REPORT FILE. ICPSR03588-v1. Washington, DC: Federal Election Commission [producer], 1999. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2004. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR03588.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   campaign contributions, campaign expenditures, campaign finance law, campaign funds, candidates, congressional elections (US House), congressional elections (US Senate), legislators, political elites, political organizations, political parties, United States House of Representatives, United States Senate

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Time Period:  

  • 1997--1998

Date of Collection:  

  • 1997--1998

Universe:   All campaign finance transactions and reports occurring during the 1997-1998 election cycle.

Data Types:   event/transaction data

Data Collection Notes:

Starting in 1989-1990, the Detailed Report File has been released by the FEC as a separate study. It was formerly included as part of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) data.

Methodology

Data Source:

self-enumerated questionnaires

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Version History:

  • 2005-12-15 On 2005-08-15 new files were added to one or more datasets. These files included additional setup files as well as one or more of the following: SAS program, SAS transport, SPSS portable, and Stata system files. The metadata record was revised 2005-12-15 to reflect these additions.

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