Tutt Library Research Guides
From non-partisan organizations:
Project Vote Smart compiles biographical information, interest group ratings, and much more about the candidates.
Annenberg Political Fact Check cuts through the campaign rhetoric
FairVote develops and promotes practical strategies to improve elections at the local, state and national levels.
DemocracyNet - enter zip code for candidates running for office and info about their take on issues
OpenSecrets.org a non-partisan, non-profit US research group which tracks money in politics and its effect on elections and campaign finances; use the Donor Lookup database to find out who has contributed to candidates. (Center for Responsive Politics)
Unfluence - a web program that generates interactive network maps of state level political contribution data
Follow the Money offers close-to-home data and information on the power of influence (National Institute on Money in state Politic)
Campaign Finance Reports and Data - Financial disclosure reports from Presidential and Congressional campaigns, political parties, and PACs.
Center for Responsive Politics - contributions made to political candidates
So You Want to Buy a President? - PBS interviews, readings, glossary
Search the Colorado Campaign Finance Database for local candidate financial disclosures.