Running for office isn’t cheap, and candidates will always need to raise money for their campaigns---from voters, unions, business groups and everybody else who wants to put their money where their mouths are. It’s the American way, buttressed by the Supreme Court, which has struck down spending limits in recent years. But we strongly believe that campaign spending should be transparent, with strict disclosure requirements and clear guidelines for candidates as to how they raise campaign funds.
- The Philadelphia Board of Ethics is responsible for enforcing the city's campaign finance rules and posts reports of political donations and spending online.
- The Pennsylvania Department of State is responsible for enforcing campaign finance rules for state-level candidates and posts reports of political donations and spending online.
- For easy-to-understand analyses of money in politics, visit the Sunlight Foundation's Influence Explorer or the National Insitute Money in State Politics' Follow the Money.