Amount contributed to each candidate and by whom. (More info)

Data Location

http://www.mec.mo.gov/EthicsWeb/CampaignFinance/CF12_ContrExpend.aspx

Comments

Data set is statewide. Additional search options available at http://www.mec.mo.gov/EthicsWeb/CampaignFinance/CampaignFinance.aspx

Entire data set for an individual campaign year is available in Excel format by using http://www.mec.mo.gov/EthicsWeb/CampaignFinance/CF12_ContrExpend.aspx and searching using the wildcard "*" for last name, first name, or business name (returns both individual and business/organization contributors). Contributions, expenditures, and committee to committee must be downloaded separately for each year.

Data is detailed, except that contributions are by committee. You would need to cross-check the committee to the candidate and election using the data available at http://www.mec.mo.gov/EthicsWeb/CampaignFinance/CF12_SearchElection.aspx (Candidates by Election, which gives you an excel file of election committee, candidate, and office sought). Because of committee to committee donations, it can be difficult to track donations to specific issues and candidates that move across committees.

Excel file is human readable and would require minor pre-processing which could be automated. Links to Excel file are not static and would need to be manually downloaded. No API available.

Licensing: Campaign Finance FAQ p. 27 Question 4: "Question: Are there any restrictions on using information obtained from the Missouri Ethics Commission or the Commission’s website for commercial purposes, such as list development? (Section 130.056(5), RSMo) Answer: Yes, no information obtained from campaign finance reports and statements can be sold or used for any commercial purposes. The Executive Director makes the reports and statements filed with the Missouri Ethics Commission available for public inspection and copying and permits copying of any report or statements but no information obtained from such reports and statements can be sold or used by any person for commercial purposes."

Data Availability

  • N Openly licensed
  • Y Is the data available for free
  • Y Is the data machine readable
  • N Available in bulk
  • Y Is the data provided on a timely and up to date basis
  • Y Does the data exist
  • Y Publicly available
  • Y Is the data available online
  • Y Is data in digital form
Key:
  • Yes
  • No
  • Unsure
  • No data

Details

Date the data became available   7/1/2002
Format of data   Excel, PDF, HTML
Reviewer   Brett Lord-Castillo
Submitters   Brett Lord-Castillo
Last modified   Tue Jul 29 2014 15:37:29 GMT+0000 (UTC)