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Data Dictionary - Filings for House and Senate Candidates

Candidate Information Format:

Tag Field Name Data Type Description Range Explanation
fec.gov     Data Source    
Title     Filings    
description    
2012 Two Year Summary
   
timestamp     Time of download    
copyright          
cand_id Candidate ID Character   9  
cand_nm Candidate Name Character   90  
cand_office Candidate Character   1  
fec_election_yr Election_yr Number   4  
cand_office_st Candidate Office State Character   2  
cand_office_district Candidate Office District Character   3 00 for Senate
cand_pty_affiliation Candidate Party Character   3  
cmte_id Candidate Party Character   3 May repeat for multiple Authorized Committees
cmte_nm Committee Name Character   90 May repeat for multiple Authorized Committees

Report List Format:

Tag Field Name Data Type Description Range Explanation
RPT_YR Report Year Number   4  

DOCUMENT_FILED

Type of Document Character   90  

AMENDED

Amendment Indicator Character   1  
FILED_ON Date Filed Date MM/DD/YYYY 10  
FROM_DATE Beginning Coverage Date Date MM/DD/YYYY 10  
END_DATE Ending Coverage Date Date MM/DD/YYYY 10  
PAGES Number of Pages Number   7  

FULL_URL

URL for Page by Page report viewer Character   100  
PDF_URL URL for PDF Character   100