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This data has been categorized and coded by the FEC. The FEC's multi-step process can take days (for electronic filings) or weeks (for paper filings).
This data has not yet been categorized and coded by the FEC. It's pulled directly from a committee's raw, electronic reports. It doesn't include paper filings.
Political committees file regular reports about their financial activity.
In certain circumstances — in addition to regularly scheduled reports — committees must also report independent expenditures within 24 or 48 hours.
The following version indicators and transaction codes are assigned to each 24- and 48-Hour Independent Expenditure Report and to the transactions contained in that report.
Current version: Represents the most recent version of a filer's independent expenditure report. Transactions contained in the current version of the report are indicated with "t" in Column BS in the processed data export file and Column AX in the raw data export file.
Past version: Represents a previous version of a filer's independent expenditure report after a subsequent amended report has been filed. Transactions contained in the past version of the report are indicated with "f" in Column BS in the processed data export file and Column AX in the raw data export file.
Unknown version: Represents a filing that did not identify whether it was a new or amended version. For example, this may occur when filers attempt to amend their original report but inadvertently submit the amendment as a new filing or submit a new filing as an amendment. Transactions contained in the unknown version of the report are indicated with a null value in Column BS in the processed data export file and Column AX in the raw data export file.
For processed 24- and 48-hour reports, raw 24- and 48-hour reports, raw regularly scheduled reports:
When you filter by current and unknown versions, the website will display "current" and "unknown" versions of independent expenditure transactions. This can include original and amended filings. Users must make judgments on any transactions with the version category "unknown" that are presented in the data set.
When you don't filter by current and unknown versions, the website will display all versions, current, past and unknown, of independent expenditure transactions. Transactions reported on all original and all amended filings will be displayed. Users must make judgments on any transactions with the version category "unknown" that are presented in the data set.
For processed regularly scheduled reports:
This data does not have versioning information associated with it. All transactions are shown as the current version and are indicated with "t" in Column BS in the processed data export file.