Campaign Expenditures in the United States, 1983-1984 (ICPSR 8511)

Published: Jan 18, 2006

Principal Investigator(s):
Federal Election Commission


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Detailed data on campaign contributions and expenditures on behalf of or against political candidates are included in this collection. Information provided for United States Congressional campaigns includes the candidate's name, incumbency status, party affiliation, receipts, disbursements, contributions from the candidate, loans, debts, aggregate contributions by amount and source, and independent expenditures for and against the candidate. Data on party and non-party political committees include the committee name, special-interest group classification, receipts, cash and in-kind contributions made and received, disbursements, debts, and total expenditures for and against House, Senate, and Presidential candidates.

Federal Election Commission. Campaign Expenditures in the United States, 1983-1984. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2006-01-18.

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1983-01-01 -- 1984-12-31


For each of the three main types of data in this collection--House/Senate, party political committee, and non-party political committee--there are two types of data files. The "spread" file contains one record for each campaign (House/Senate file) or committee (committee files). The "crosstabs" file may contain one or more records per campaign or committee, with an individual record for each political committee making contributions or expenditures for or against each candidate.

Complete information is provided for all members of the sampling universe. An exception is made in the ``Party Committee" files, which include only Democratic and Republican committees rather than all committees registered with the Federal Election Commission.

(1) Campaigns of all individuals who have registered with the Federal Election Commission under the Federal Election Campaign Act (FECA) as 1983 or 1984 candidates for the United States Senate or House of Representatives, or who have been certified by state authorities as official Senate or House candidates in a 1983 or 1984 primary, runoff, or general election but who have not registered as candidates under the FECA. (2) Party and non-party political committees registered with the Federal Election Commission.

self-enumerated forms

event/transaction data



2006-01-18 File CB8511.ALL.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.


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