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Methodology for comparing FEC campaign finance data to congressional votes

I am trying to compare a database of campaign finance contributions to candidates with a database of congressional votes and see if I can unearth any causal relationships between campaign finance ...
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Is the data on the OpenFEC API current?

Is the data on the OpenFEC API current as my team seems to be noticing descrepancies between data pulled down from OpenFEC API and Fec.gov
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How to make a query to get all contributions from a certain donor?

In https://api.open.fec.gov/v1/schedules/schedule_a/ the maximum results per query are 100, e.g. the following large FEC query will result in: { "message": "Parameter \"per_page\" must be between 1 ...
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How to use FEC data to search for campaign contributions from a list of people?

If one had a list of campaign contributors and wanted to generate a document listing all of their historical campaign contributions from the FEC data, without having to query each name individually, ...
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Is there a Glossary of Terms for the Federal Elections Commission API?

Maybe I missed it on the FEC API site (https://api.open.fec.gov/developers/) but does anyone know if there's a glossary which defines all of the elements in the models? For example, if you scroll down ...
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Where do I find what to put in queries to openFEC

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.