Bulk Downloads

See the data format documentation for a description of the fields in both the bulk downloads and the API. Fields not listed in the documentation may be returned, but they are experimental and may change.

State and Federal Campaign Contributions

Full data set 3.3 GB

Federal Contributions

Federal records provided by OpenSecrets.org. Please see OpenSecrets' data README here.

All federal campaign contribution records 1.623 GB

By contribution year

  1. 1989 - 1990 32 MB
  2. 1991 - 1992 45 MB
  3. 1993 - 1994 50 MB
  4. 1995 - 1996 70 MB
  5. 1997 - 1998 58 MB
  6. 1999 - 2000 91 MB
  7. 2001 - 2002 80 MB
  8. 2003 - 2004 157 MB
  9. 2005 - 2006 121 MB
  10. 2007 - 2008 269 MB
  11. 2009 - 2010 165 MB
  12. 2011 - 2012 299 MB
  13. 2013 - 2014 177 MB

State Contributions

State records provided by FollowTheMoney.org.

All state campaign contribution records 1.7 GB

By contribution year

  1. 1989 - 1990 5 MB
  2. 1991 - 1992 7 MB
  3. 1993 - 1994 12 MB
  4. 1995 - 1996 42 MB
  5. 1997 - 1998 148 MB
  6. 1999 - 2000 131 MB
  7. 2001 - 2002 205 MB
  8. 2003 - 2004 190 MB
  9. 2005 - 2006 248 MB
  10. 2007 - 2008 203 MB
  11. 2009 - 2010 257 MB
  12. 2011 - 2012 303 MB
  13. 2013 - 2014 26 KB

Federal Lobbying

Federal lobbying data provided by OpenSecrets.org.

Full data set 301 MB

Foreign Influence

Foreign influence data is information from the Department of Justice's Foreign Agents Registration Act records, compiled by the Sunlight Foundation with the help of people like you.

Please note that the data is complete starting with forms received in 2013.We have also included archival data from 2008 to March 2011. We are still in the process of entering incoming forms and and working on the 2011-2012 backlog.


All contact records


All payment records


All disbursement records


These records should match the FARA records, but not necessarily FEC, OpenSecrets or Influence Explorer records.

All FARA contributon records

Clients and Registrants

All clients and registrants


Earmarks data provided by Taxpayers for Common Sense.

Full data set 2.7 MB

Federal Grants & Contracts

Federal grant and contract data can be downloaded from USASpending.gov.


EPA data from EPA ECHO.

All EPA ECHO records 6 MB

Note: the download contains two files, one with the action records and the other with case ID's and defendant names (defennm) as they are found in the EPA data, alongside the verified, corresponding organization name and parent organization name in Influence Explorer.

Federal Advisory Committee Act

Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) data provided by U.S. General Services Administration.

All FACA records 16.5 MB

Federal Regulations

Federal regulatory comments extracted from Regulations.gov.

This dataset consists of all of the text extracted from federal rulemaking dockets on Regulations.gov. It encompasses approximately 13,000 regulatory dockets comprised of over 3,000,000 documents. The entire dataset is approximately 14 gigabytes. For each docket, there is one zip file containing a directory for each document, which, in turn, contains a text file for each attachment. Both dockets and documents also include additional, JSON-encoded metadata (date, title, etc.). The docket zip files are organized into directories by agency.

We offer several mechanisms for downloading this dataset, depending on whether you're interested in a single docket, an agency's worth of dockets, or the entire dataset. To find a particular docket you will need the docket ID from Regulations.gov.

Web access

We have made the dataset available for browsing via the web below. Individual dockets can be downloaded from this site.

Browse the dataset online


We are also seeding a torrent of all of the regulatory data. This is the recommended mechanism for downloading the entire dataset. You can use this torrent to either download data for all agencies, or, if your BitTorrent client supports it, a subset of either agencies or dockets. For more information on how to use BitTorrent, see this LifeHacker post.

Download the dataset via BitTorrent


The dataset is also available via Rsync, either in full or part. The link below is the Rsync URL for the entire dataset. To download only an agency's worth of data via Rsync, use the browser interface, locate the agency you wish to download, then copy the rsync URL from the rightmost column. Note: our rsync capacity is limited as rsync is a memory-intensive process. BitTorrent is the preferred means of downloading full agencies or the entire dataset, so please only use the Rsync service if you can't use the torrent.

Download via Rsync


Data returned by this service is subject to the use restrictions set by the Federal Election Commission. By accessing this data, you understand that you are using the data subject to all applicable local, state and federal law, including FEC restrictions.

All data licensed under the Creative Commons BY-NC-SA license. By downloading data, you are agreeing to the terms of the license.

Federal campaign finance and lobbying data must be attributed to OpenSecrets.org.

State campaign finance data must be attributed to FollowTheMoney.org.

Earmarks data must be attributed to Taxpayers for Common Sense.