Supporting Federal Candidates: A Guide For Citizens
As a voter, you may be interested in learning how a particular candidate finances his or her campaign. Who is contributing? How much? Is the candidate using personal funds to finance the campaign? Does the committee have debts? Or you may want to know which candidates a party committee or PAC is supporting, and how much the committee is giving.
This information is available to the public in the campaign finance reports regularly filed by all political committees supporting Federal candidates. The Commission's Public Records Office keeps all reports on file and will send you copies of specific reports, upon request. You can also order computer printouts focused on the information you want. Call the toll-free number, 800-424-9530, or 202-219-1120.
The campaign records office in your State also keeps copies of reports filed by political committees active within the State. (Call the Commission for the address and telephone number of your State office.)
It is also possible to access the Commission's data base directly from a computer at home or in your office. To find out how to do this, call the Commission at either 800-424-9530 or 202-694-1120.
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