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Bob Biersack

May 21, 2008

George Smaragdis

Michelle Ryan

FEC Launches Enhanced Presidential Campaign Finance Map

WASHINGTON -- The Federal Election Commission (FEC/the Commission) has introduced a new and improved version of its Presidential Campaign Finance map.  Available on the FEC web site (www.fec.gov), the map now includes detailed information on each candidate’s campaign expenditures.  It also provides a number of enhanced viewing and searching options for information about campaign contributors.  The upgraded map is an easy-to-use online tool for obtaining detailed information about the Presidential campaigns and how they spend their money, including the payee name, purpose, date and amount of each campaign expenditure.  These improved features were included on similar maps for U.S. House and Senate campaigns that were added to the FEC web site late last year.

Introduced in June 2007, the FEC’s Presidential Campaign Finance map has provided information about each candidate’s state-by-state contribution totals, along with a list of contributors sorted by the first three digits of the donor’s zip code.  The latest changes make it easier to view contributions from individual states and to download this information into a spreadsheet.

Additional map features include graphs and charts that summarize each candidate’s campaign finance information.  These displays (such as those below) can be used to compare each candidate’s cash-on-hand totals, receipts, disbursements and debt balance.

Candidate List

Candidate Comparison

The Presidential Campaign Finance Map is updated within one day of the FEC’s receipt of the monthly electronically filed Presidential campaign financial disclosure reports.

For more information about the interactive map, contact the FEC Press Office at 202-694-1220 or press@fec.gov.

The Federal Election Commission (FEC) is an independent regulatory agency that administers and enforces federal campaign finance laws. The FEC has jurisdiction over the financing of campaigns for the U.S. House, the U.S. Senate, the Presidency and the Vice Presidency.

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