Today we're releasing a new addition to the data catalog - financial summaries for campaigns and committees that give an overview of financial activity in each reporting period during the election cycle. This means, for example, that it will be possible to see campaign receipts and spending during each quarter of the year. For some PACs and parties you can download financial totals for each month (if they are required or choose to report monthly).
Using the Customize Data button you can retrieve data for just House and Senate campaigns or just Parties or just PACs or just Presidential campaigns. You can also search for specific committees, isolate time periods, or limit the results to only committees that exceed a certain dollar amount in activity.
The data includes all of the summary financial information (e.g. itemized contributions from individuals, contributions from other committees, operating expenditures, contributions to other committees, etc.) for each reporting period. This will help track changes in fundraising or spending during the course a campaign.