Campaigns & Elections


Federal Election Commission
Provides campaign finance information as well as general information on the election process. See also this link for more information on FEC data.
From The Center for Responsive Politics, the site provides extensive campaign contribution information.

Federal Election Commission 
Provides campaign finance information as well as general information on the election process.

League Of Women Voters
Information on the election process, voter registration and finding additional resources. See also the site of the League of Women Voters of New York State.

New York State Board of Elections
Election guide from the State of New York with information on election procedures, elected officials and their districts. Numerous additional links.


Presidential Election Results
Election results back to the first Presidential election in 1789. Includes voter turnout data and the option to view results by individual state.

Interest Groups

The labor perspective

American Civil Liberties Union
Stated goal is to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to every person in this country by the Constitution and laws of the United States.

American Israel Public Affairs Committee
A Pro-Israel lobby group.

Campaign for America’s Future
Advocates what it calls “progressive reform”

Cato Institute
The libertarian think tank

The Christian Coalition
An influential conservative group.

The Concord Coalition
Aims to eliminate the budget deficit.

Council on Foreign Relations
Tracks the candidates on foreign policy issues
An online community site for “progressive” Democrats.

The Federalist Society
Conservative and libertarian thought.6

The Feminist Majority
The feminist perspective.

Heritage Foundation
The conservative think tank 

The Interfaith Alliance
Seeks to counter what it calls religious extremist influence in politics.

The John Birch Society
Conservative perspective.

Says its goal is to bring ordinary people back into politics. A liberal viewpoint.

National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League
 Supports the protection of women’s reproductive rights.

National Committee for an Effective Congress
Political information, voting and finance data from “progressive” viewpoint.

National Organization for Women
Supports women’s rights and women’s equality.

National Rifle Association
Defends the 2nd Amendment, a pro-gun lobby group.

National Right to Life Committee
Anti-abortion group.

People for the American Way
“Progressive” lobbying and activism. See in particular information on the Religious Right in politics.

Media Watch

Evaluates political statements in the news regarding their accuracy. Regular updates. From the Annenberg Public Policy Center.

Media Matters
Stated goal is “to monitor, analyze, and correct conservative misinformation in the U.S. media”.

Opinion Polls

Gallup Poll 


Kaiser Family Foundation 

Pew Research Center 

Public Agenda 

Quinnipiac University Poll

Real Clear Politics 
Summarizes the latest political poll results from major research centers.

Zogby Analytics 

Political Parties

Communist Party U.S.A.

Democratic National Committee 

Democratic Socialists of America 

Green Party 

Libertarian Party 

Natural Law Party 

Reform Party

Republican National Committee 

Socialist Party U.S.A.