The Create a Query workflow uses a variety of recipes to help you create bulk searches on our datasets. Recipes are grouped by tab into the following categories:
  • Campaign Finance — These recipes search contributions and expenditures from the FEC bulk data and contributions from the House and Senate lobbying disclosures.
  • Lobbying Disclosures — These recipes search the House and Senate lobbying disclosures.
  • Tax Documents — These recipes search the IRS 990, IRS 990EZ, and IRS 990PF filings.
  • Political Ads & Narratives — These recipes search Facebook's political ad library and front-page stories from over 3000 news sources.
View our data methodology page to read more about each of our data sources, their coverage, and their update cadence.