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
- Lincoln Chafee (declared June 1, 2015)
- Hillary Rodham Clinton (declared April 12, 2015)
- Martin O'Malley (declared May 28, 2015)
- Bernie Sanders (declared April 29, 2015)
- Jim Webb (declared July 2, 2015)
Green Party Presidential Candidates
- Jill Stein (declared June 22, 2015)
Republican Presidential Candidates
- Jeb Bush (declared June 15, 2015)
- Ben Carson (declared May 4, 2015)
- Chris Christie (declared June 30, 2015)
- Ted Cruz (declared March 23, 2015)
- Carly Fiorina (declared May 4, 2015)
- Jim Gilmore (declared July 30, 2015)
- Lindsey Graham (declared June 1, 2015)
- Mike Huckabee (declared May 5, 2015
- Bobby Jindal (declared June 24, 2015)
- John Kasich (declared July 21, 2015)
- George Pataki (declared May 28, 2015)
- Rand Paul (declared April 7, 2015)
- Rick Perry (declared June 4, 2015, withdrew September 11, 2015)
- Marco Rubio (declared April 13, 2015)
- Rick Santorum (declared May 27, 2015)
- Donald Trump (declared June 16, 2015)
- Scott Walker (declared July 13, 2015, withdrew September 21, 2015)
Socialist Party USA
- Dean Capone (declared July 8, 2015)
- October 13, 2015. CNN. Las Vegas, Nevada.
- November 14, 2015. CBS/KCCI/Des Moines Register. Des Moines, Iowa.
- December 19, 2015. ABC/WMUR. Manchester, New Hampshire.
- January 17, 2016. NBC/Congressional Black Caucus Institute. Charleston, South Carolina.
- February or March, 2016. Univision/ Washington Post. Miami, Florida.
- February or March, 2016. Wisconsin (PBS).
- August 3, 2015. C-SPAN. Manchester, NH. (Watch Video of first Forum).
- August 6, 2015. Fox News Channel. Cleveland, OH. Top 10 candidates.
Second Tier candidates (Watch Video from Forum) (1:07 hours)
Top Tier candidates (Watch Video from Forum) (1:49 hours)
- September 16, 2015. CNN and Salem Radio. Simi Valley, CA.
Second Tier candidates (Watch Video from Forum) (1: 17 hours)
Top Tier candidates (Watch Video from Forum) (2:47 hours)
- October 28, 2015. CNBC. University of Colorado in Boulder.
- November, 2015 (day not yet determined). Fox Business Network. Wisconsin.
- December 15, 2015. CNN. Las Vegas, NV.
- January, 2016 (day not yet determined). Fox News Channel. Iowa.
- February 6, 2016. ABC. Manchester, NH.
- February 26, 2016. NBC/Telemundo. Texas.
- March, 2016 (day not yet determined). Fox News Channel. Location not yet determined.
- March 10, 2016. CNN. Florida.
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.
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