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Open Secrets -- print editions for 1990 & 1992

Open Secrets (Center for Responsive Politics)

"The Center for Responsive Politics is a non-partisan, non-profit research group based in Washington, D.C. that tracks money in politics, and its effect on elections and public policy. The Center conducts computer-based research on campaign finance issues for the news media, academics, activists, and the public at large. The Center’s work is aimed at creating a more educated voter, an involved citizenry, and a more responsive government."

Politicians & Elections

  • Presidential
  • Congress
  • Congressional Committees
  • Congressional Elections
  • Personal Finances
  • Outside Spending
  • Earmarks
  • Political Parties

Influence & Lobbying

  • Industries
  • Lobbying
  • Revolving Door
  • PACs
  • Organizations
  • 527s

Presidential (Open Secrets)

Analyzed by Election, 2000+

  • Fundraising
  • Candidate List
  • Bundlers
  • Super PACs
  • Search Donors
  • Outside Spending
  • Expenditures
  • Industries
  • Fundraising Over Time
  • Fundraising by Party
  • Money Primary
  • State/Metro Funding
  • Gender Demographics
  • Joint Fundraising Committees
  • Personal Finances

Congress (Open Secrets)

Member Fundraising Profiles (105th Congress+, 1997+)

  • Elections
  • Industries
  • PACs and Leadership PACs
  • Donors
  • Geography
  • Expenditures
  • Legislation
  • In the News

Congressional Committees (Open Secrets)

Committee Profiles (106th Congress+, 1999+)

  • Overview
  • Members
  • Top Industries
  • Jurisdiction
  • Subcommittees
  • Earmarks

Congressional Elections (Open Secrets)

Comparisons of Candidates

  • Total Raised & Spent
  • Contributors
  • Industry
  • Sectors
  • PACs
  • Geography
  • Outside Spending
  • Other Data

Personal Finances (Open Secrets)

Federal Elected Officials, 2004+

  • Net Worth
  • Assets
  • Liabilities
  • Outside Income
  • Most Popular Investments
  • Sectors
  • Industries
  • Missing Reports
  • Average Wealth
  • Search People, Organizations, Keywords

Outside Spending (Open Secrets)

Federal Election Spending

  • Summary
  • By Group
  • Super PACs
  • By Race
  • By Candidate
  • Donors -- Top Donors, Donor Industries, Donor Stats
  • Spending by Cycle
  • Reporting Rules

Political Nonprofits

  • Summary
  • Top Election Spenders
  • Top Donors
  • Top Grant Recipients
  • Disclosure
  • Shadow Money Trail

Earmarks (Open Secrets)

  • House/Senate -- Earmarks to Contributors
  • House/Senate
  • Presidential
  • No Earmark Requests
  • Top Recipients
  • Recipients with PACs
  • Recipients that Lobby
  • States
  • Earmarks by Bill

Political Parties (Open Secrets)

  • Top Committees
  • Democratic Party
  • DNC
  • DCCC
  • DSCC
  • Republican Party
  • RNC
  • NRCC
  • NRSC
  • Soft Money Backgrounder

Historical Elections (Open Secrets)

  • Election Stats
  • Donor Demographics
  • Geography -- Top ZIP Codes, Top Metro Areas, Totals by State
  • Congress
    • Spreading the Wealth
    • Candidate to Candidate Giving
    • Party to Candidate Giving
    • Reelection Rates
    • Senate Races
    • Casualty List
    • Incumbent Advantage
    • Dollars & Cents of Incumbency
    • Price of Admission
    • Different Races, Different Costs
    • Millionaire Candidates
    • Where the Money Came From
    • Bundles of Money
    • Earmarks
  • Parties
    • Fundraising Totals by Cycle
    • Congressional Soft Money
  • Serious Money
    • Top Overall Donors
    • Top PACs
    • PACs Stick with Incumbents
    • Tof Soft Money Donors
    • Top Individual Donors
  • Special Interests
    • Business-Labor-Ideology Split
    • Sectors
    • Sectors Over Time
    • Top Industries
    • Most Partisan Industries
  • Others
    • Hot Races
    • Most Expensive Races
    • Winning vs. Spending
    • Top In-State vs. Top Out-of-State
    • Soft Money Transfers to States

Industries / Interest Groups (Open Secrets)

  • Interest Groups List -- By Sector & Alphabetically
  • Top Interest Groups to Congress
  • 13 Sectors
    • Agribusiness
    • Communications / Electronics
    • Construction
    • Defense
    • Energy & Natural Resources
    • Finance, Insurance & Real Estate
    • Health
    • Ideological / Single Issue (e.g., pro-Israel, women's issues, gun control, abortion)
    • Labor
    • Lawyers & Lobbyists
    • Miscellaneous Business (e.g., food & beverage, casinos, textiles)
    • Other (e.g., Non-profits, Education, Clergy, Retired)
    • Transportation
  • 100+ Industries (e.g., crop production & processing, TV/movies/music, health professionals)
  • 400+ Categories (e.g., sugar producers, cable TV, chiropractors)

Lobbying (Open Secrets)

  • Overview
  • Growth in Spending
  • Top Spenders
  • Top Lobbying Firms
  • Ranked Sectors
  • Industries
  • Contracts
  • Issues
  • Agencies
  • Bills
  • Contributions
    • Top Contributors
    • Top Recipients
    • Health Care Case Study

Revolving Door (Open Secrets)

a directory of people passing between government and the private sector

  • Overview
  • Former Members
  • Congressional Staffers
  • Agencies
  • Congressional Committees
  • Lobbying Firms
  • Organizations
  • Administrations
  • Industries

PACs (Open Secrets)

  • Top PACs
  • Industry Breakdown
  • Leadership PACs
  • Super PACs
  • Foreign-connected PACs

Heavy Hitters (Open Secrets)

  • Heavy Hitters List -- Top All-Time Donors, 1989+
  • Independent Expenditures
  • Top Individual Contributors
  • Top National Donors

527s (Open Secrets)

Advocacy Group Spending

  • Top 50 Organizations
  • By Industry
  • By Sector
  • Expenditures
  • Top Contributors -- By Organizations & By Individuals
  • New Filings