Receipts are anything of value, like money, services or property. Search candidate and committee receipt data by contributor, amount and date.
Search individual contributions to see who is donating to candidates and committees. Search for contributors by name, location, employer and occupation.
Spending includes all the types of disbursements candidates and committees make.
Search all disbursements from committees by the recipient, purpose, amount and date.
Search independent expenditures to find specific spenders, candidates mentioned and transaction information.
Search electioneering communications for communications that support or oppose specific candidates. Search by date and amount spent.
Search communication costs for communications that support or oppose specific candidates. Search by date and amount spent.
Loans and debts
Debts (coming soon)
Search candidates for president, Senate and House for all years by location, party and more.
Search presidential candidate data including money raised, money spent, cash on hand and debt.
Search Senate candidate data including money raised, money spent, cash on hand and debt.
Search House candidate data including money raised, money spent, cash on hand and debt.
Statements of Candidacy (Form 2) contain basic information about individuals running for federal office, including their names, addresses and authorized campaign committees.
The term committee encompasses several different political groups that receive and spend money in federal elections.
Search for committees by type, years active, political party, location and treasurer.
Statements of Organization (Form 1) contain basic information about committees, including type, address and treasurer.
Requests for Additional Information (RFAIs) are sent to committees when a Campaign Finance Analyst needs additional clarification on a committee’s filing or identifies an error, omission or possible prohibited activity. Search RFAIs by committee or date.
PACronyms, an alphabetical list of acronyms, abbreviations, initials and common names of federal political action committees (PACs), was prepared to help researchers readily identify committees when their full names are not disclosed on campaign finance reports.
The list includes the PACronym, FEC ID number, full committee name, city and state, name of sponsoring, connected, or affiliated organization, committee designation and committee type. Unless noted otherwise in the full committee name, the acronym “PAC” refers to “political action committee.” The PACronym is listed in italics if the committee's PACronym is not specifically provided on the committee's Statement of Organization (FEC Form 1).
Filings and reports
Filings contain all the statements, reports and notices that candidates and committees file. Search by date, type and filing candidate or committee.
Bulk data and other sources
Data tables that summarize campaign financial activity by filer type, election cycle and reporting period.
Bulk data downloads
The FEC prepares some data sets to be downloadable as a complete set.
Here you will find the committees, candidates and linkages, itemized records, contributions to candidates, individual contributions and cperating expenditures files.
These files contain committee, candidate and campaign finance data for the current election cycle and for election cycles through 1980. The files for the current election cycle plus the two most recent election cycles are regularly updated. The committees, candidates and linkages files are updated daily. The itemized records, contributions to candidates, individual contributions and operating expenditures files are udated weekly on Sunday. Please note that complete entry from each reporting period takes about 30 days. It is important to be careful when making conclusions from these data because some information may not have completed the entry process when these files where create. Committees do not have the same filing requirements. You should be careful when comparing financial information about committees with different filing requirements.
Here you will find the current campaign summary file, the all candidates summary file and the current PAC summary file. The most recent 10 years of data, the current two-year election period plus the five most recent two-year election periods, are updated daily.
You will find here a daily compilation of electronically filed reports and statements. These are available from Feburary 2001 to present. Filing formats, valid dates for these formats and header files for version 1 through the most recent version are available.
The summary financial information and transactions disclosed in paper reports are data entered into an electronic format, and then stored in a downloadable file similar to electronically filed reports, known as a .fec file. Paper filings are data entered in a batch process; therefore, the Commission does not receive converted paper filings every day from our contractor. On days the Commission does not receive converted paper filings, an empty file (YYYYMMDD.nofiles.zip) will be placed on the FTP server. On days the Commission receives converted paper filings, a file (YYYYMMDD.zip) will contain that day's .fec files.
Forms 3, 3L, 3X, 5, 6, 7 and 24-hour and 48-hour independent expenditures reports are converted to .fec files. The Commission began this paper to electronic conversion process in October 2005. The first data file was uploaded to the Commission on December 8, 2005.
Other FEC data sources
The files available in the data catalog can be downloaded in either CSV or XML formats. Each also has a metadata page that describes the information included and the structure of the file itself. The maps provide a graphic interface for users to explore presidential and congressional data.
Presidential campaign matching fund submissions
You will find here the threshold files for Presidential candidates seeking matching funds.
In addition to regular quarterly or monthly disclosure reports, presidential candidates who seek matching funds must submit information about "matchable" contributions to the FEC for review. Contributions from individuals where the aggregate amount contributed by the individual is $250 or less are eligible to be matched on a dollar for dollar basis from the Presidential Election Campaign Fund. This Fund includes proceeds from the voluntary check-off of $3 per person from income tax returns of eligible taxpayers.
Certain information is reported to the FEC, but more information is reported to other governmental agencies.
Search and download filings and disclosures by political organizations.
Search electioneering communications.
View financial disclosure reports filed by presidential candidates.
Anyone can inspect and copy reports and statements filed by political committees. But the names and addresses of individual contributors may not be sold or used for commercial purposes or to solicit contributions or donations.