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US Elections Statistics

Political Science Faculty


Search for newspaper articles to understand particular events in the state and the focus of the representatives. Look in databases of major local news as well as specialized political news.


The U.S. Census collects and publishes statistics on demographics for each state.

Allegiances and Alliances

The following sources enable you to find more information about the representative's allegiances and alliances.  For instance, sources and amounts of campaign financing, background on associated interest groups, roll call votes, and more. 

Speeches and Debate

The following resources provide access to recent years of the Congressional Record.  Published since 1873 by the Government Printing Office, the Congressional Record is a verbatim account of floor proceedings of the House and Senate.  For help locating earlier years, ask a reference librarian.