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Data on approximately $1.2 billion in political ad buys in 33 markets during the 2012 election. This data set was created by nearly 1,000 volunteers and curated by ProPublica reporters.  



Use of this API is available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 United States license. Commercial users may be subject to additional use fees.

Data Terms of Use

  1. You can’t charge people money to look at the data, or sell advertising specifically against it.
  2. If you use the data for a printed table, chart, graphic or map, you must cite ProPublica, and link to us if you publish online.
  3. You acknowledge that the data you use may contain errors and omissions, and you are solely responsible for checking our site for any corrections or updates.

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