Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: KE-010-001-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1989

Subject Area: Political Campaign Data

Bibliographic Citation: Campaign expenditures in the United States, 1989-1990: Reports on Financial Activity (RFA) data.  [machine-readable data file] / U.S. Federal Election Commission  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 9828

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: 1 volume hard copy plus machine-readable.

Abstract: These data offer information on the campaigns of all individuals who registered under the Federal Election Campaign Act as 1989 or 1990 candidates for the United States Senate or House of Representatives. Also included are some individuals who were certified by the appropriate state authorities as official Senate or House candidates in a 1989 or 1990 primary, runoff, or general election but who had not registered with the Federal Election Commission. Information is provided on the filer's gross receipts, disbursements, debts, and cash on hand. Information on particular party and non-party committee support of candidates is included as well. The congressional campaign data contain variables on candidate's name, incumbency status, party affiliation, receipts, disbursements, contributions from the candidate, loans, debts, aggregate contributions by amount and source, and independent expenditures for and against the candidate. The party and nonparty political committee data contain summary information for committees including the committee name, special interest group classification, receipts, cash and in-kind contributions, and total expenditures for or against House and Senate candidates.

SOURCE: official candidate and political party committee financial reports filed with the Federal Election Commission

UNIVERSE: All campaigns and political party committees associated with United States Congressional elections in 1989 and 1990.

NOTE: For each of the three main types of data in this collection-- House/Senate, party political committee, and nonparty political committee--there are two types of data files. The ''spread'' file contains one record for each campaign (House/Senate file) or committee (committee files). The ''crosstabs'' file contains one or more records per campaign or committee. For each candidate/filer or committee/candidate combination, there is a separate record that summarizes information about contributions and expenditures for or against a candidate. Amendments submitted by candidates, filers, and party or nonparty political committees after August 4, 1991, are not included in these files.

EXTENT OF COLLECTION: 6 data files + machine-readable documentation (text).

DATA TYPE: event/transaction data

DATA FORMAT: LRECL

TIME PERIOD: 1989-1990

DATE OF COLLECTION: 1991

EXTENT OF PROCESSING BY ICPSR: NONNUM/ BLANKS

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