United States: Federal Elections
Project Vote Smart - offers elected officials' voting records and candidates' positions for more than 13,000 candidates for public office--presidents, governors, congressional and state legislature candidates. Backgrounds, issue positions, voting records, campaign finances, and performance evaluations on more than 80 conservative to liberal special interests are included.
Politics1.com: Political Parties - provides comprehensive list of political parties.
Politics1: States - News from the state elections.
E-Democracy - Hosts local topics and forums across the United States.
The Green Papers - provides facts and figures about delegate selection, conventions, caucuses, and primaries.
2016 Presidential Election
Democratic Presidential Candidates
- Hillary Rodham Clinton (declared April 12, 2015)
Green Party Presidential Candidates
Republican Presidential Candidates
- Ted Cruz (declared March 23, 2015)
- Rand Paul (declared April 7, 2015)
- Marco Rubio (declared April 13, 2015)
Socialist Party USA
Politics: - MSNBC Politics Front Page. Features news articles and reports.
Ballot Access News - founded by Libertarians, tracks the attemps of third-party and independent candidates. Also tracks changes in the law, court challenges, and other tidbits of third-party news.
RealClearPolitics - culls and publishes the best commentary, news, polling data, and links to important resources from all points of the political compass and covering all the important issues of the day.
Independent Political Report - culls information regarding third parties and independent candidates.
Political Party Home Pages
Ballotpedia - Geographic listing of ballot initiatives by state.
Factcheck.org - checks the accuracy of campaign rhetoric. Factcheck is non-partisan.
Federal Election Commission - official federal independent regulatory agency charged with disclosing campaign finance information.
Opensecrets.org - billed as "the online source for money in politics data," Opensecrets tracks campaign funding by candidate, by geographical area, and by donor. Site is sponsored by the Center for Responsive Politics.
Skeleton Closet - Looking for dirt on political candidates? This nonpartisan site revels in finding questionable candidate activities.
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