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Campaign Expenditures in the United States, 1977-1978 and 1979-1980

Version
v1
Resource Type
Dataset : event/transaction data
Creator
  • Federal Election Commission
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Publication Date
1984-07-13
Language
English
Free Keywords
campaigns; campaign expenditures; congressional elections; elections; lobbyists; presidential elections; political activities; political issues; political organizations; political parties; political participation; political system characterictics; senatorial elections; United States
Description
  • Abstract

    This data collection offers detailed tabulations of political campaign expenditures and contributions. Party and non-party committee information provided in parts 1-8 includes the committee name and special interest group designation, gross receipts, transfers, loans, both cash and in-kind contributions, gross disbursements, debts, contributions to House, Senate, and Presidential candidates, and expenditures made on behalf of those candidates. For parts 9 and 10, the House and Senate files, data are supplied on candidate name, incumbency status, party, receipts, transfers, disbursements, number and dollar amounts of individual contributions, contributions from major parties, from corporations, and from labor, independent expenditures for and against the candidate, and percentage of the November 1980 general election vote received. Parts 11 and 12, the Presidential Pre-Nomination Campaigns files, contain data on candidate name and party, total receipts, transfers, exempt fundraising, federal matching funds, contributions from candidate and other sources, independent expenditures for and against the candidate, debts, and total expenditures made in each state by candidates receiving federal matching funds. Part 13 specifies for each state the legal spending limit in 1980 for candidates eligible to receive federal matching funds.
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: 1977-1978: Party Spread Data
    • DS2: 1977-1978: Party Crosstabs File
    • DS3: 1977-1978: Non-party Spread Data
    • DS4: 1977-1978: Non-party Crosstabs File
    • DS5: 1979-1980: Party Spread Data
    • DS6: 1979-1980: Party Crosstabs File
    • DS7: 1979-1980: Non-party Spread Data
    • DS8: 1979-1980: Non-party Crosstabs File
    • DS9: 1979-1980: House and Senate Spread Data
    • DS10: 1979-1980: House and Senate Crosstabs File
    • DS11: 1979-1980: Presidential Pre-nomination Spread Data
    • DS12: 1979-1980: Presidential Pre-nomination Crosstabs File
    • DS13: 1979-1980: Legal Campaign Spending Limits by State Data
Sampled Universe
Parts 1-8: Party and non-party political committees registered with the Federal Election Commission. Parts 9 and 10: Campaigns of all individuals who have registered under the Federal Election Campaign Act as 1979 or 1980 candidates for the federal offices of United States Senator or United States Representative, or who have been certified by the appropriate state authorities as official Senate or House candidates in a 1979 or 1980 primary, runoff, convention/caucus, or general election but who have not registered as candidates under the Act. Parts 11 and 12: Campaigns of the sixteen major and minor party Presidential candidates who reported total receipts or total disbursements in excess of $100,000 in connection with their pre-nomination campaigns. Part 13: All states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and United States territories and possessions.
Sampling
Complete information is provided for all members of the sampling universe. An exception occurs in the "party committee" files which contain data for only the Democratic and Republican parties rather than for all party committees registered with the Federal Election Commission.
Collection Mode
  • The six "spread" files in this collection include one record for each campaign or committee while the six "crosstabs" files may contain more than one record for each campaign or committee.

Note
2006-03-30 File CB8158V1.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.2006-03-30 File CB8158.VOL2.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.2006-03-30 File CB8158.VOL2.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.2006-03-30 File CB8158.VOL2.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.2006-03-30 File CB8158.VOL2.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.2006-03-30 File CB8158.VOL2.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.2006-03-30 File CB8158.VOL2.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.
Availability
Download
This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 8158 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Publications
  • Williams, John T., Collins, Brian K.. The political economy of corporate taxation. American Journal of Political Science.41, (1), 208-244.1997.
    • ID: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2111714 (URL)
  • Grier, Kevin B., Munger, Michael C.. Comparing interest group PAC contributions to House and Senate incumbents, 1980-1986. Journal of Politics.55, (3), 615-643.1993.

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

Federal Election Commission (1984): Campaign Expenditures in the United States, 1977-1978 and 1979-1980. Version 1. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08158.v1