Trying to use the openFEC API but can't make the most simple query. Trying to search for current candidates, I need a "district" and a "cycle" but have no idea where to get this information.

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    opened this issue up on their github repo. i asked for candidate id data, sorry it was the first demo i tried, but hopefully they'll respond and then i can ask for your specific data github.com/18F/openFEC/issues/1335
    – albert
    Nov 4, 2015 at 20:50

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You can cycle through candidates at the candidates endpoint:
which provides you with every piece of information you need to perform queries (I think)...
More information on GitHub where I asked 18f for support:

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