Collection: Money in politics
Description: Data is from the Idaho Secretary of State. Files for years 2000 to 2018 were downloaded as bulk Excel files. Data for 2019 and 2020 was downloaded from the Secretary of State's public portal. The two sources were combined into a single file. Each record represents a single expenditure made from a campaign committee to a sales vendor, another campaign, or as a loan repayment. The full data set contains all original variables and new variables added with minimally, consistently, and confidently normalized character strings. These normalized strings are those searched from the Accountability database. Data was processed using R software and is documented on the Accountability Project GitHub repository.
Additional Notes: Removed old dataset and processed 1999-2020 using R. Combined 2020 (from portal) with 1999-2018. https://sos.idaho.gov/elect/finance/downloads.html https://elections.sos.idaho.gov/TED/CampaignPublicPortal/Contributions.aspx