#FollowtheMoneyCO

FollowtheMoneyCO is a joint project of the media collaborative COLab and the Colorado Sun, funded by the Colorado Media Project and The Colorado Sun.

The project aims to make Colorado campaign finance data more accessible to journalists and the public using downloadable data from the Colorado Secretary of State’s TRACER system.

Quickstart: Click on Colorado Campaign Finance, choose a table. Then query the data using the dropdown menu to select, say = ASPEN from the city column. The results may be downloaded as a CSV (best for using a spreadsheet) or json file.

See the about page for more details on the data and what it includes.

Need more info on queries? Click here to read more about using SQL.

Want to know what candidates and committees are spending their cash on? Head over to Follow the Message, where many of them are being collected. Email yours to fish(at)coloradomediaproject.com.

Most recent update: Sept. 22 for campaign finance (losing primary candidates are no longer included) and Sept. 22 for state-level outside spending, where support/oppose means the spender is supporting the first candidate named in the candidate column and opposing the other. Note that TRACE didn't update several electioneering and independent spending reports from late June through early August, so some records are new.

Questions or corrections, email fish (at) coloradomediaproject.com.

coloradocampaignfinance

278,877 rows in 17 tables

trad_pacs_cont, issue_comm_cont, house_cand_cont, super_pacs_cont, trad_pacs_exp, ...

outside_spending

636 rows in 1 table

state_iec

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