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The American National Election Studies
- A collaboration of Stanford University and the University of Michigan, producing data on voting, public opinion, and political participation.
- Wiki about politics and elections, from the Lucy Burns Institute in Madison, Wisconsin.
Center for Public Integrity - Consider the Source
- Provide the narrative behind the flow of money and how professional politicking is influencing a flood of new spending. Individual financial profiles on PACs, nonprofit groups, donors and expenditures.
The Cook Political Report
- Independent, non-partisan analysis of U.S. elections.
FactCheck.org - Players Guide 2014
- Profiles of organizations active in raising and spending money to influence voters in 2014, selected based on amounts or media attention, including super PACs which disclose donors and Section 501(c) groups which do not.
Federal Election Commission (FEC)
- Daily reports of FEC actions, citizens/media guides to agency programs, campaign finance reports, reporting forms and related official information. FEC is the independent agency in charge of regulating the financing of federal political campaigns.
Follow the Unlimited Money
- Reporting on non-campaign election spending, organized by states, races, candidates, Super PACs and the organizations which contribute to them, independent expenditures and electioneering communications. A project of the Sunlight Foundation.
- State-level campaign finance information now intended for academics, advocacy groups and journalists rather than the general public. Sells custom research services.
- 2012-and-earlier archives of state-level campaign contributions, searchable by candidate, contributor, office and state. Includes research and reports. From the National Institute on Money in State Politics.
Google+ - 2014 Midterm Elections
- Provides data and digital trends surrounding the political process.
The Green Papers
- Factual, non-partisan information about the general elections, primaries, caucuses, candidates, state and national political conventions, and delegate selections.
- Provides information on money and influence in politics by tracking the big donors, how companies and whole industries spend their political money, and recipients of money from politically connected individuals. A project of the Sunlight Foundation.
Initiative & Referendum Institute - Ballotwatch
- Provides regularly updated status reports on initiatives and referendums for statewide ballot.
New York Times - Election Calendar 2014
- State-by-state 2014 primary details and results for the U.S. Senate, U.S. House and Governors.
On The Issues
- Provides non-partisan information about the positions and voting records of candidates on various issues. Features quizzes, FAQ and a forum.
OpenCongress - Project RaceTracker
- Open-source, non-partisan resource tracking every election campaign for U.S. Senators, U.S. Representatives and state governors.
- Guide to money in U.S. politics, including campaign money amounts and sources, searchable by party, candidate, lobbyist and election cycle. From the Center for Responsive Politics.
OpenSecrets.org - Political Action Committees
- Lists campaign contributions by Politicial Action Committees (PACs) and donations to PACs, broken down by sector, industry and unique PAC.
Pew Research Center - 2014 Election
- Research about the 2014 election related to polls, surveys, demographics and issues.
- News and information about campaign finance including lobbyists, firms and clients; donors, PACs, parties and 527s; and candidates. From CQ Roll Call.
Politics1.com - The 50 State Pages
- Directory of state and congressional candidates and campaigns, state parties and local news sources.
Project Vote Smart
- Non-partisan information on U.S. federal and state candidates, ballot measures, issues and legislation. Includes directory of national and state political resources.
Research Guides at Harvard Library - Election 2016
- Web guide includes media sites, resources, and historical data.
The Rothenberg Political Report
- U.S. political blog including campaign analysis and race ratings.
University of Pennsylvania Library - Research Guide: U.S. Elections: Historical and Contemporary
- Guide designed to assist in locating information on major U.S. political parties and the election process at the federal level.
- Provides customized sample ballots, using voter's address, to provide side-by-side comparisons of candidates with pictures, bios, social media links and issue positions. Sections for voters, researchers, candidates and volunteers.
Voter Information Services
- Provides the group's Congressional Report Cards and Congressional Toolkit to analyze the voting records of members of Congress.
Wesleyan Media Project
- Tracks and analyzes all broadcast advertisements aired by or on behalf of federal and state election candidates in every media market in the country, providing real-time information on the extent of corporate and union spending in federal election campaigns across the country, who specifically is doing that spending, and which candidates are benefiting.
Wikipedia - United States Elections, 2014
- Crowd-sourced encyclopedia article about federal legislator, state governor and legislator, and some mayor elections.
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