Archive for the ‘campaign finance’ Category

TN: Campaign Finance

July 26, 2008

Thanks to FGI volunteer James Staub letting me know about the Volunteer State database that volunteers campaign finance information:

Tennessee Online Campaign Finance database- Contains financial records that candidates and PACs are required to disclose by law back to 2000. Candidates may be searched by name, party, office sought/held, district, year of election and whether the candidate won a primary or general election.

James Staub also maintains the Tennessee page of State Agency Databases Across the Fifty States.

MI: Campaign Finance

July 26, 2008

Thanks to alert FGI reader Shawn N, we have discovered another campaign finance database, this time from Michigan:

Campaign Finance Database – Search for campaign spending and contributions by All Committees, Expenditures Analysis, Contributions Analysis, Ballot Question Committee, Candidate Committee, Political Party Committee, Independent/Political(PAC)Committee, or Gubernatorial Committee. One can also search for Late Contributions. Information for committees include a Statement of Organization that includes the address information, treasurer information, and more.

Here is a sample committee record from the database:

The Documents Sent & Received Listing for this committee is at the bottom of this screen.
Jump to the documents on file


Committee ID#: 512424
Type of Filing: Original
Full Name Of Committee: MICHIGAN FAMILY RIGHTS COALITION PAC
Committee Type: Political PAC
Acronym:
Name of Sponsor/Type:
Segregated Fund: No
Date Committee Was Formed: 11/03/05
Committee Phone Number: (734) 418-2817
Committee Mail Address PO BOX 366
TROY, MI 48099
Committee Street Address: 110 CLINTON ST
ADRIAN, MI 49221
Treasurer Name:
Mailing Address:

Phone:

BRETT FRYE
110 CLINTON
ADRIAN, MI 48099
Designated Recordkeeper Name:
Address:

Phone:

Reporting Waiver Gained waiver on 11/03/2005
Names and Addresses of depositories or intended depositories of committee funds
Official Depository TCF BANK
215 BRIARWOOD CIR
ANN ARBOR, MI 48108
Secondary Depository
Support/Opposed
Ballot Proposal
Jurisdiction

Documents On File:

Click on a Document to access data and images for this committee. N/A = Not applicable to this Document Type.

Statement Year Document Type Statement Covers Statement Due Date Sent/Rcvd Doc Seq#
AMENDED S of O – INFO N/A N/A 11/08/2005 261421
S of O – INFORMATION N/A N/A 02/17/2005 255023

The Michigan page of State Agency Databases Across the Fifty States is maintained by Michael McDonnell.

OH: Campaign Finance

July 20, 2008

Want to know who the Natural Law Party ran in Ohio and how much money they raised? Or perhaps you’d like to know who’s running for State Board of Education this year (Christopher Corrigan, Edward Parker and James Pawlik)?

This information and much more can be obtained by using today’s State Agency Database Highlight:

Campaign Finance Select a form to return financial reports of contributions and expenditures for candidates/committees. Candidates are searchable by name, party, office, and district. Sorting options are available. Some large reports are available for download via FTP.

The Ohio page of State Agency Databases Across the Fifty States is maintained by Audrey Hall.

CO: Campaign Finance

July 20, 2008

Continuing our journey through state databases allowing one to discover campaign contributions and finances, we come to Colorado:

Campaign Finance Database – Information from candidates, committees and parties who file campaign finance disclosure reports with the Secretary of State or a county clerk and recorder. The database contains records of contributions, expenditures, loans, notices of delinquent filings, requests for waiver of imposed fines, correspondence, and other important information.

Records on PACs and 527 organization include lists of filings as well as basic contact information and statement of purpose as in this sample record:

Name: REPUBLICAN TRUMPETEERS OF ADAMS COUNTY
SOS ID: 20075624761
Type: 527 POLITICAL ORGANIZATION

Filing Date: 10/15/2007
Status: Active
Filing Type: Electronic
Purpose: TO FOSTER AND ENCOURAGE LOYALTY TO THE REPUBLICAN PARTY AND TO THE PRINCIPLES FOR WHICH IT STANDS; TO PROMOTE AN INFORMED ELECTORATE THROUGH POLITICAL EDUCATION AND ACTIVITY; TO INCREASE THE EFFECTIVE

Most Recent Election Cycle:
Area/Office/District: STATEWIDE / na / na
Last Detail Summary Report Filing Date: 06/01/2008 6:39 PM
For Report Period Ending: 05/26/2008

Contact Person KELLY WEIST
Mailing Address: 9289 BLACK MOUNTAIN DR.
City State Zip: CONIFER, CO 80433
Phone:
Fax:

* View Reports
* View Manual Filings For The Last 2 Years
* Search 527 Reports Filed with the IRS

The Colorado page of State Agency Databases Across the Fifty States is maintained by Samatha Hager.

AL: Campaign Finance

July 20, 2008

These highlighted databases show how to get information on campaign contributions and spending from Alabama:

Fair Campaign Practices Act: Candidate Campaign Committees – Browse the alphabetical listing starting with the name, or the portion of the name. To browse for personal names, enter the last name first.

Fair Campaign Practices Act: Contributions and Disbursements: Search All Filings – Allows searching of all campaign finance information filed with the Secretary of State, by personal or political committee name.

Fair Campaign Practices Act: Contributions and Disbursements: Search Current Filings – Allows searching of current campaign finance information filed with the Secretary of State, by personal or political committee name.

The Alabama page of State Agency Databases Across the Fifty States is maintained by Valerie Glenn.

NV: Candidate Contribution & Expense Reports

July 20, 2008

For the next few state agency database highlights, we’re going to focus on Campaign Finance in honor of 2008 being an election year.

The highlight this time is from Nevada:

Candidate Contribution & Expense Reports – Find financial disclosure of contributions and campaign expenses, searchable by candidate name or group name. This database goes back to 2004. Results include links to scanned PDF files of disclosures.

The Nevada page of State Agency Databases Across the Fifty States is maintained by Kathryn Etcheverria.

IL: Do Donations Make the Contract?

April 13, 2008

Today’s State Agency Database Highlight is an effort at government transparency:

Open Book – From the website, “a searchable database of state contracts and campaign contributions. This website combines information from the Comptroller’s accounting system with official semi-annual campaign finance disclosure reports filed by political committees with the Illinois State Board of Elections. The data is presented in a format that allows users to enter the name or partial name of an entity that conducts business with the State of Illinois and compare that entity’s State contracts with political contributions it made.”

Do companies that make large political contributions get the most business? You decide.

The Illinois page of State Agency Databases Across the Fifty States has not yet been adopted by a volunteer. If you would like to maintain this page, please send an e-mail to dnlcornwall AT alaska DOT net with your name and how you come about your knowledge of Illinois government information.

SDOTD 8/22/2007 – HI: Campaign Spending

August 23, 2007

Today’s State Database of the Day comes to us from Hawaii:

Searchable Contribution Database – Resource can be searched by contributer name, address, occupation/company/description, candidate and contribution range. Results may be retrieved in spreadsheet format.

For more databases from more states, please see the 50-State Agency Database Registry

SDOTD 8/19/2007 – DC: Campaign Contributions Search

August 20, 2007

Today’s State Database of the Day comes to us from the District of Columbia:

Campaign Contributions Search – Find campaign contributions by amount, contributor, date, location, or recipient. The Office of Campaign Finance provides easy access to all contributions and expenditures reported from January 1, 1999 through the current reporting period. Because the system is updated on a daily basis, you may be able to retrieve data received by OCF after the latest reporting period. However, this data may not be complete.

For more databases from more states, please see the 50-State Agency Database Registry

SDOTD 8/12/2007 – AK: Campaign Finance

August 12, 2007

Today’s State Database of the Day comes to us from Alaska:

Alaska Public Offices Commission Info Quick (IQ)! – Searchable database of Campaign Disclosures, Financial Disclosures and Lobbyist Reporting for Alaska State Government. Searchable by candidate, officer holder, contributor, lobbyist and employer name.

For more databases from more states, please see the 50-state agency database registry.


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