Campaigns & Elections: Campaign Finance

This page shows resources for exploring different aspects of federal electoral campaigns and elections.

Campaign Finance/Election Reform

  • B​rookings Institution Campaign Finance  
    A think tank site with extensive information: analysis and news, and also the source of essential cases, legal and policy materials on campaign finance.

     
  • Campaign Finance Institute
    The Campaign Finance Institute is a non-partisan, non-profit think tank that conducts objective, peer-reviewed research and education, empanels task forces and makes recommendations for policy change in the field of campaign finance. Separate sections provide coverage of the president, Congress, interest groups, and parties.
  • Center for Responsive Politics; opensecrets.org, “the most comprehensive resource for federal campaign contributions, lobbying data and analysis available anywhere.” 
  • Electionline.org
    electionline.org, produced by the University of Richmond with support from The Pew Charitable Trusts, is “the nation’s only nonpartisan, non-advocacy clearinghouse for election reform news and information”.

Books on Campaign Finance

  • Almanac of Federal PACs. Biennial. 1988/90 -
    Washington, D.C.: Amward Publications, c1986 - 2009
    Columbia Libraries Catalog Call No. 
    JK 1991 .A744
  • Dowling, Conor M. and Miller, Michael Gerald
    Super PAC!: Money, Elections and Voters After Citizens United
    New York: Routledge, 2014.
    Columbia Libraries Catalog Call No. JK1991 .D685 2014
  • Money, politics, and the Constitution: beyond Citizens United / Monica Youn, editor.
    New York: Century Foundation Press, c2011.
    Columbia Libraries Catalog Call No. KF4920 .M67 2011
  • Post, Robert.
    Citizens divided : campaign finance reform and the constitution; with commentary by Pamela S. Karlan, Lawrence Lessig, Frank Michelman, Nadia Urbinati.
    Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 2014.
    Columbia Libraries Catalog Call No. 
    KF4920 .P67 2014
  • Utter, Glenn H.
    Campaign and Election Reform: a Reference Handbook. 2nd ed.
    Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, c2008.
    Columbia Libraries Catalog Call No. JK 1976 .U88 2008
  • Washington Representatives.
    Washington, Columbia Books, 1979-present
    Columbia Libraries Catalog Call No. JK 1118 .W38
    A compilation of Washington representatives of the major national associations, labor unions and U.S. companies; registered foreign agents; lobbyists; lawyers; law firms; and special interest groups, together with their clients and areas of legislative and regulatory concern.

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Page edited and updated by Julia Robbins, September 2015.