New Housedata release with October 2010 filings.

October 18, 2010

(This article was first published on Offensive Politics, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

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:

  1. Fix missing states
  2. Fix incorrectly formatted floats
  3. Fix incorrect or missing districts
  4. Fix at-large districts to zero

Comments and questions are always appreciated.

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