Listed below are resources that provide data and analysis of monetary donations in politics:
Descriptions of resources are adapted or quoted from vendor websites and from Jeremy Darrington's American Politics Research Guide, Princeton University Libraries.
Listed below are databases and resources that support researching the legal and regulatory aspects of campaigning, lobbying, and running federal elections.
Lobbying Disclosure Information
Below are the official sites for finding lobbying documents and information for all members of Congress, including incumbents seeking re-election.
United States Senate Lobbying Disclosure Act Databases – databases created under requirements of the Secretary of the Senate to make all documents filed under the Lobbying Disclosure Act, as amended, available to the public. Note that the downloadable lobbying documents include all documents received during a given calendar quarter. The lobbying documents database includes the lobbying registrations (LD-1) and reports (LD-2). The contributions database is limited to the documents filed under section 203 of HLOGA (LD-203).
Listed below are resources concerning campaign finance, lobbying, and regulations specific to the state of California.
Described below are organizations that research campaign finance issues or advocate for specific policies related to transparency and regulating money in politics.