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Donor Lookup: Search individual donations to state and federal candidates, PACs, super PACs and party committees.

Ballot Measures: View our new tool detailing spending on state ballot measures.

Lobbying: OS lobbying data documents spending on lobbying at the state and federal levels, and by representatives of foreign interests in our Foreign lobby Watch database.

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