I’d like to announce the availability of the latest Offensive Politics Housedata file. This file covers 51,463 individual electronic FEC filings for US House committees from 2001 to 10/18/2010. The latest file can be downloaded here:
A data description and example usage of the file can be found at the HouseData page. Starting with this version a new automated cleaning procedure has been implemented for every release. The cleaning roughly looks like:
- Fix missing states
- Fix incorrectly formatted floats
- Fix incorrect or missing districts
- Fix at-large districts to zero
Comments and questions are always appreciated.