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Olin Library: Political Science: 2. Elections

Sources of Information About Federal Elections

CQ Politics

The Congressional Quarterly site with political news, articles, and blogs

Election 2008

A site maintained by the University of Michigan Documents Center providing extensive information on presidential candidates, congressional candidates, state elections, campaigning, and policy issues


A site maintained by the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania to evaluate the accuracy of campaign claims

Federal Election Commission

Created by act of Congress in 1975, the duties of the FEC are "to enforce the provisions of the law such as the limits and prohibitions on contributions, and to oversee the public funding of Presidential elections."


A Website maintained by Congressional Quarterly to track on campaign finance, PACs, 527s, lobbyists, and so on.

A nonpartisan guide to money's influence on U.S. elections and public policy. Comprehensive resource on funding for elected federal officials with information on lobbying, PACS, 527s, "heavy hitters," and more.

Project Vote Smart

A non-partisan volunteer organization dedicated to providing balanced and accurate information about federal and state politics and elections.