Collection: Money in politics
Description: Data is obtained from the Maryland Campaign Reporting System (CRS) run by the State Board of Elections (SBOE). 28 individual files were downloaded by filing year and combined into a single file. Each record represents a single monetary or in-kind contribution made to a committee or candidate by an individual or some other business entity. 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: KN 2020-11-23, old still up