Searching for a Political Race

You can access the Political Race Search page to search for and view a political race and compare total dollars raised and spent across the candidates and committees of your choosing.

Tasks

To access the Political Race Search page:

 

 

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Access the page from the menu bar...

  1. Click the search tab in the menu bar.

 

The Search the Campaign Finance Database page is displayed.

 

  1. Click the political racesearch link.

 

The Political Race Search page is displayed.

Access the page from the left navigation menu...

  1. Click the + to the left of the Search section in the left navigation menu.

 

The Search section is expanded. To hide the information, click the - to the left of the section.

 

  1. Click the political racesearch link.

 

The Political Race Search page is displayed.

 

To search for a political race:

 

  1. Enter search criteria into one or more fields.

 

  1. Click the search button.

 

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One or more records match the search criteria...

The search results are displayed in the Search Results data grid. Tip icon If the search results exceed the page's display limit, you can click a page number at the bottom of the grid to view additional results.

To change the number of records that display per page, select a value from the page size drop-down.

 

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Export the search results to a CSV Comma-Separated Values. A format in which data in a file is separated by a comma. This format is used for importing and exporting data. file...

  1. Click the CSV icon CSV image.

 

The File Download dialog box is displayed.

 

  1. Click the save button.

 

The Save As dialog box is displayed.

 

  1. Navigate to the folder where you want to save the file.

 

  1. Click the save button.

 

The search results are exported to a CSV file and saved to the location you specified. The Download Complete dialog box is displayed.

 

  1. Click the close button to close the dialog box.

Export the search results to an Excel spreadsheet...

  1. Click the Excel icon .

 

The File Download dialog box is displayed.

 

  1. Click the save button.

 

The Save As dialog box is displayed.

 

  1. Navigate to the folder where you want to save the file.

 

  1. Click the save button.

 

The search results are exported to an Excel file and saved to the location you specified. The Download Complete dialog box is displayed.

 

  1. Click the close button to close the dialog box.

Export the search results to a PDF file...

  1. Click the PDF icon PDF icon.

 

The File Download dialog box is displayed.

 

  1. Click the save button.

 

The Save As dialog box is displayed.

 

  1. Navigate to the folder where you want to save the file.

 

  1. Click the save button.

 

The search results are exported to a PDF file and saved to the location you specified. The Download Complete dialog box is displayed.

 

  1. Click the close button to close the dialog box.

Print the search results...

  1. Click the Print icon Print icon.

 

The output is displayed on your screen and the Print dialog box is displayed.

 

  1. Adjust the settings as necessary and click the print button.

 

The search results are sent to the specified printer and the Print dialog box is closed.

 

  1. Click the back link to return to the Candidate Search page.

View a Candidate or Committee...

Click the link in the Candidate/ Committee Name column of the data grid for the Candidate or Committee you want to view.

 

The Candidate or Committee Detail page is displayed for the selected record.

Change the search criteria...

Click the change criteria button.

 

No records match the specified search criteria...

The system displays an error message.

 

Click the reset button to clear the search criteria and perform another search.

 

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