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.
Jill Stein - Declared November 3, 2011
Gary Johnson - Declared April 21, 2011
Mitt Romney - Declared April 11, 2011
Herman Cain - Declared May 21, 2011-Withdrew December 3, 2011
Michele Buchmann - Declared June 27, 2011 - Withdrew January 4, 2012
Newt Gingrich - Declared May 11, 2011 - Withdrew May 2, 2012
Jon Huntsman - Declared June 21, 2011- Withdrew January 16, 2012
Ron Paul - Declared May 13, 2011
Tim Pawlenty - Declared May 23, 2011 - Withdrew August 14, 2011
Rick Perry - Declared August 13, 2011 - Withdrew January 19, 2012
Rick Santorum - Declared June 6, 2011 - Withdres April 10, 2012
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 even allows you to search local donations by zip code. 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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