Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: KE-003-001-2-1-USA-ICPSR-1981

Subject Area: Political Campaign Data

Bibliographic Citation: Campaign expenditures in the United States, 1981-1982.  [machine-readable data file] / Federal Election Commision  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 8238

Date Accessioned: 5/5/2000

Number of Files Received: 0

Comments: Data is FTP-able from ICPSR.

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Date Ordered: 4/5/2000

Documentation: One volume hard copy codebook. The previous version of this data and codebook was produced and distributed by the FEC. There may be some differences from the FEC data.

Abstract: This data collection offers detailed tabulations of political campaign expenditures and contributions. Party and non-party committee information is provided in parts 1-8, this includes the committee name and special interest group designation, gross receipts, transfers, loans, both cash and in-kind contributions, gross disbursements, debts, contributions to House, Senate, and Presidential candidates, and expenditures made on behalf of those candidates. For parts 9 and 10, the House and Senate files, data supplied includes candidates names, incumbency status, party, receipts, transfers, disbursements, number and dollar amounts of individual contributions, contributions from major parties, from corporations, and from labor, independent expenditures for and against the candidate, and percentage of the November 1980 general election vote received. Parts 11 and 12, the Presidential Pre-Nomination Campaigns files, contain data on candidate name and party, total receipts, transfers, exempt fundraising, federal matching funds, contributions from candidate and other sources, independent expenditures for and against the candidate, debts, and total expenditures made in each state by candidates receiving federal matching funds. Part 13 provides information regarding the legal spending limits for each state (in 1980) for candidates eligible to receive federal matching funds.

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