Where’s the Money? What’s going on with presidential campaign finances?
Here in the U.S. we are deep into the presidential primaries and candidates for president are in the news every day. But do you believe everything that the candidates say or that is said in the news? At the Federal Election Commission ( http://www.fec.gov ), you can check some of the facts yourself.
In the Campaign Finance Disclosure Portal, you can track where the money comes from and how much is being spent in each state.
You can look up financial statistics for this year’s campaign season, or years past in the archives at the Campaign Finance Statistics page.
And if you think you might be interested in running for an office, you can go to the Quick Answers menu and click on Candidates, where you’ll get information and instructions about how to become a candidate.