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This guide contains information about American and international governments and elections.

Find Campaign Financing Information On Candidates

Campaign Finance Transparency

  • Princeton University - Campaign Money 

    An excellent guide published by Princeton University on researching campaign funding sources.

  • Follow The Money 

    The nonpartisan, nonprofit National Institute on Money in State Politics promotes an accountable democracy by compiling comprehensive campaign-donor, lobbyist, and other information from government disclosure agencies nationwide.

  • Open States 

    Source for campaign finance information for state legislators. Look at a legislator's profile and click Influence Explorer.

  • is the nation's premier website tracking money's influence on U.S. politics and how that money affects policy and citizens' lives. has become a clearinghouse for data and analysis on multiple aspects of money in politics - including the independent interest groups, such as super PACs and political nonprofits, flooding politics with outside spending, federal lobbying, Washington's "revolving door" and the personal finances of members of Congress, the president, and other officials.


    " lets you see the hidden world of American political campaigns. is your door key to inside politics, American politics."

  • Sunlight Foundation - Tools and Projects  - The Sunlight Foundation is a nonpartisan nonprofit that advocates for open government globally and uses technology to make government more accountable to all. 

  • Churnalism US is a web tool and browser extension to let you know when news articles may have similarities with press releases and other sources.

  • Influence Explorer connects the dots of political contributions on the federal and state level, allowing you to track influence by lawmakers, companies, or prominent individuals.

  • ACE Electoral Knowledge Network 

    The ACE Electoral Knowledge Network is your portal to the world of elections. The ACE network promotes credible and transparent electoral processes with an emphasis on sustainability, professionalism, and trust in the electoral process. ACE offers various services related to electoral knowledge, assistance, and capacity development.

  • PACronyms 

    Federal Election Commission lists acronyms of political action committees.

  • Foreign Lobbying Influence Tracker digitizes information that representatives of foreign governments, political parties, and government-controlled entities must disclose to the U.S. Justice Department when they seek to influence U.S. policy.

International Election Transparency Web Sources

Financing Specific Election Years

Campaign Financing For Specific Election Years

The following list contains eBooks available through Ebsco Databases. These are only accessible online through the provided links to CSU Faculty, Students, and Staff.