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INTERNET RESOURCES FOR COVERING MONEY & POLITICS

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Campaign Finance Information Center
http://www.campaignfinance.org/
A service of Investigative Reporters and Editors, with searchable data.

Center for Public Integrity
http://www.publicintegrity.org/
Links to information in all 50 states, reports, and databases.

Center for Responsive Politics
http://www.opensecrets.org/
Has a database of contributions, searchable by zip code, and offers a weekly e-mail update.

Common Cause-Soft Money Laundromat
http://www.commoncause.org/laundromat/
Searchable database of donors to party national committees.

Covering Money and Politics
http://www.cjr.org/year/99/5/money-main.asp
A resource guide from Columbia Journalism Review.

Federal Election Commission
http://www.fec.gov/
Contributions and financial reports filed by candidates, parties and PACs.

Money and Politics Blog
http://www.moneyandpoliticsblog.org/
Western Knight Center collects and highlights good stories.

Mother Jones "Coin-Op Congress"
http://www.motherjones.com/coinop_congress/
Searchable database and investigative stories

National Association of Business PACs
http://www.nabpac.org
Trade association that promotes PACs and opposes limits or bans.

National Institute on Money in State Politics
http://www.followthemoney.org/
Tracks contributions to state candidates.

Political Moneyline
http://www.tray.com/
Federal campaign data, user friendly, but some content requires paid subscription.

Politics Online
http://www.politicsonline.com/
See how candidates are using the Internet for fundraising and other political activity.

Project Vote Smart
http://www.vote-smart.org/
Contribution histories, issue positions and links to other political sites.

Public Campaign
http://www.publicampaign.org
Advocacy group offers e-mail bulletins, state resources, and special reports.

RTNDF
http://www.rtnda.org/rtndf2/index.html
Includes handbooks on money and politics, with story ideas and resources.

Stateline
http://www.stateline.org/
Web-based news service tracks stories about campaign finance from around the country.


 

 

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