OpenSecrets CRP API
A Python client for the Center for Responsive Politics API at OpenSecrets.org.
Access campaign contribution and personal financial data for US congressional members.
You will need a Center for Responsive Politics API key.
pip install opensecrets-crpapi
Or, download and use the install script:
git clone https://github.com/robrem/opensecrets-crpapi && cd opensecrets-crpapi python setup.py install
All API functions are abstracted to corresponding client methods, and accept the respective parameters. Results are returned in JSON format, and pre-parsed to trim the fat. For example:
>>> from crpapi import CRP >>> crp = CRP(API_KEY) # get a specific legislator by CID >>> cand = crp.candidates.get('N00007360') >>> cand['lastname'] 'PELOSI' # get the top contributors to a candidate for a specific cycle >>> contribs = crp.candidates.contrib('N00007360', '2016') >>> contribs['@attributes']['org_name'] 'ActBlue' # get fundraising information for a committee's members, by industry >>> cmte = crp.committees.cmte_by_ind('HARM', 'F10') >>> cmte['@attributes']['member_name'] 'Heck, Joe' # use fetch to access the endpoints more directly, without pre-parsed results >>> summ = crp.fetch('candSummary', cid='N00007360') >>> summ['summary']['@attributes']['first_elected'] '1987'