SETUPS: Financing Congressional Campaigns, 1983-1984 (ICPSR 8651)

Published: Feb 16, 1992

Principal Investigator(s):
Clyde Wilcox


Version V1

Supplementary Empirical Teaching Units in Political Science (SETUPS) for American Politics are computer-related modules designed for use in teaching introductory courses in American government and politics. This dataset is designed to explore various research and policy questions on campaign finance that political scientists have raised in recent years, including the role of political action committees, parties, the candidate's personal resources in financing campaigns, and the relationship between campaign funds and electoral outcomes.

Wilcox, Clyde. SETUPS:  Financing Congressional Campaigns, 1983-1984. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1992-02-16.

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1983 -- 1984

1983 -- 1984

The data contain negative (-) value codes. V61 is "Opponent Debts Owed By" and V62 is "Opponent Debts Owed To." The APSA printed manual defines these two variables incorrectly. The standard format for these data is two cases per race--one for the candidate and one for the opponent. In those cases where the candidate ran unopposed, V46 (Opponent FEC ID) equals "NULL " and there is no companion case for the opponent. The data for this instructional subset are distributed by ICPSR through an arrangement with the American Political Science Association (APSA). As with previous SETUPS, manuals for use with the data are available from the APSA Division of Educational Affairs.

All major party candidates for 1984 United States House and Senate general election.

Federal Election Commission data files of candidate, political action committee, and political party reports

event/transaction data




  • This study is intended for instructional use, and may be subsets of the original data. Variables and/or cases may have been removed to facilitate classroom use.

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