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Political Science



Guide to Political Science research at Boston College Libraries


A reminder that CQ Researcher has in-depth overviews of campaign finance, party politics, lobbying, and voting rights. For information on Elections and Voting please see the Government Information Guide

Campaign Financing

  • Campaign Finance Reports and Data: Find data on spending and fund raising by zip code, state, campaign, candidate and committee back to 1980, includes bulk downloading options.
  • Comprehensive campaign finance data and research reports compiled from federal and state disclosure agencies, provided by the nonpartisan, nonprofit National Institute on Money in Politics
  • Non-partisan resource from the Center of Responsive Politics on money's influence on U.S. elections and public policymaking

Federal Campaign Act (FECA)

Campaign Finance Policy