Contributions to Congressional Campaigns by Political Action Committees (PAC), by Type of

Added By Infochimps

The Statistical Abstract files are distributed by the US Census Department as Microsoft Excel files. These files have data mixed with notes and references, multiple tables per sheet, and, worst of all, the table headers are not easily matched to their rows and columns.

A few files had extraneous characters in the title. These were corrected to be consistent. A few files have a sheet of crufty gibberish in the first slot. The sheet order was shuffled but no data were changed.

The tables that were changed (this is table 413):

0166 0257 0362 0429 0445 0446 0459 0461 0462 0464 0465 0466 0467
0469 0479 0480 0481 0482 0483 0484 0485 0486 0487 0559 0628 0629
1144 1227 1231

This dataset consists of a table of 121 rows and 7 columns.

In millions of dollars. 132.4 represents 132,400,000. Cover amounts given to candidates in primary, general, run-off, and special elections during the 2-year calendar period indicated. For number of political action committees, see table 408


  1. Includes other parties, not shown separately.
  2. Elections in which an incumbent did not seek re-election.
  3. Includes other types of political action committees
    not shown separately.
  4. Includes membership organizations and health organizations.
  5. Represents “ideological” groups as well as other issue groups
    not necessarily ideological in nature.


Public Domain (Government Work)

This dataset was prepared by the government and is therefore in the public domain. There are no restrictions upon its use.