Primary Sources: Arkansas

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There’s a primary election in Arkansas today. I’ve collected some useful sources on the candidates below:

Democrats:

Sen. Blanche Lincoln

The links include information on Lincoln’s legislative record (Open Congress); campaign contributions, personal finances and private travel expenses (Open Secrets); and the fundraisers thrown for her (Party Time).

Lt. Gov. Bill Halter

The links below include state-level campaign contributions (National Institute for Money in State Politics) and federal campaign contributions (Federal Election Commission).

Republicans:

Rep. John Boozman

The links below include Boozman’s legislative record (Open Congress); campaign contributions (Open Secrets); and fundraisers thrown for Boozman (Party Time).

State Sen. Gilbert Baker

The links below include state-level campaign contributions (National Institute for Money in State Politics) and federal campaign contributions (Federal Election Commission).

State Sen. Kim Hendren

The links below include state-level campaign contributions (National Institute for Money in State Politics) and federal campaign contributions (Federal Election Commission).

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  • I put together a similar set of information for the Kentucky Primary election for U.S. Senate.

    http://openlexington.tumblr.com

  • If someone isn’t an elected official then they are at least running for office. For a federal race, the Federal Election Committee is going to be the best way to find that information. Open Secrets may have some information on candidates, but that isn’t always the case. (Open Secrets is mostly dedicated to the campaign funds of the already elected, but does have campaign race pages like this one: http://www.opensecrets.org/races/summary.php?cycle=2010&id=ARS2.) For state races, I would rely on the National Institute for Money in State Politics, although I’m not 100% up to snuff on their site.

  • What do you do with a candidate who’s not already an elected official?

    How do you get contribution information for a candidate who’s not businessperson or a lawyer for example?