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Campaign Expenditures in the United States, 1981-1982

Version
v1
Resource Type
Dataset : event/transaction data, and administrative records data
Creator
  • Federal Election Commission
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • Campaign Expenditures in the United States Series
Publication Date
1984-07-13
Language
English
Free Keywords
candidates; campaign contributions; campaign expenditures; campaign finance law; campaign funds; congressional elections (US House); congressional elections (US Senate); legislators; political elites; political organizations; political parties; United States House of Representatives; United States Senate
Description
  • Abstract

    According to the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 (as amended), political party and non-party committees must limit their campaign spending and report their expenditures to the Federal Election Commission (FEC). The information collected by the FEC outlines the party and non-party committee expenditures for each candidate supported and also presents the data by candidate and House or Senate position sought. This data collection is contained in six files. Party data are contained in two files: a spread file that contains a record for each party committee in alphabetical order by committee ID number, and a cross-tabs file that contains one or more records for each party committee, organized first by committee ID number and then by candidate ID number. Non-party and House/Senate data are also contained in a spread file and a cross-tabs file, both organized in the same manner as the party files. Candidates are designated by a candidate ID number that includes the federal office sought (coded "S" for Senate or "H" for House) and the state in which the candidate ran. Specific variables record information on total receipts and the amounts of contributions from corporations, labor organizations, membership and trade associations, and health-related organizations. Variables also detail the committees' amount of available cash, debts owed to and by organizations, amount of in-kind contributions, and expenditures.
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: Non-party: Spread Data
    • DS2: Non-party: Cross-tabs File
    • DS3: Party: Spread Data
    • DS4: Party: Cross-tabs File
    • DS5: House/Senate: Spread Data
    • DS6: House/Senate: Cross-tabs File
Temporal Coverage
  • 1981 / 1982
    Time period: 1981--1982
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
All candidates and supporting committees registered with the Federal Election Commission for the 1981-1982 election cycle.
Note
2006-01-18 File CB8238.ALL.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
  • 8238 (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)
  • Gaddie, Ronald Keith, Bullock, Charles S., III. Congressional Elections and the Year of the Woman: Structural and Elite Influences on Female Candidates. Social Science Quarterly.76, (4), 749-762.1995.
  • 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.
  • Roberts, Brian E.. A Dead Senator Tells No Lies: Seniority and the Distribution of Federal Benefits. American Journal of Political Science.34, (1), 31-580.1990.
    • ID: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2111510 (URL)
  • Cox, Gary W., Munger, Michael C.. Closeness, expenditures, and turnout in the 1982 U.S. House elections. American Political Science Review.83, (1), 217-231.1989.
    • ID: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1956441 (URL)

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

Federal Election Commission (1984): Campaign Expenditures in the United States, 1981-1982. Version 1. Campaign Expenditures in the United States Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08238.v1