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Political Science & Public Administration

Research guide to assist political science and public administration students and faculty at RSU.


Election Process


These are just a few Oklahoma government resources. Check out the Government Information page for more state government information.

Political Parties



Party Platforms

Issues & Debates

          Transcripts of primary debates beginning 2007; will include general election debates after they happen.

          Text of debates for 1858, 1948, 1956, 1960, and every four years since 1976

  • On the Issues - Extensive web site analyzing positions of all Presidential candidates as well as incumbent governors, senators and House members on a variety of campaign issues. Relies on their voting records but also includes position statements.
  • | 2020 Election

           Includes compilations of where the 2020 presidential candidates stand on the issues.

Campaign Finance

  • - From the Center for Responsive Politics, a nonpartisan, independent and nonprofit research group tracking money in U.S. politics and its effect on elections and public policy.
  • Federal Election Commission (FEC) - An independent regulatory agency founded by the United States Congress to regulate the campaign finance legislation in the United States. Functions include: donor lookup; influence & lobbying; receipts and disbursements of Presidential and Congressional candidates. Search by candidate and year; then drill down to detail on individual contributors.

    Illuminates connections between campaign donations and legislative votes in U.S. Congress.

  • Follow the Money
    Sponsored by the National Institute on Money in State Politics, this site includes a state-level campaign finance database, as well as reports and analyses of the role of money in state-level elections.