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

Published: Dec 15, 2005

Principal Investigator(s):
Federal Election Commission


Version V1

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.

Federal Election Commission. Campaign Expenditures in the United States, 1997-1998:  Detailed Report File  . Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2005-12-15.

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1997 -- 1998

1997 -- 1998

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.

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

self-enumerated questionnaires

event/transaction data



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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  • The citation of this study may have changed due to the new version control system that has been implemented.
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