The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) requires public companies to upload required reports such as 10K (annual reports) or 10Q (quarterly reports) directly to its EDGAR (Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis and Retrieval) database, which is accessible to the public.
Coverage of candidates, incumbents, and other, appointed political figures includes executives, legislators, and judges from the federal, state, and local levels of government. Coverage includes the three levels of government--all elected federal and state officials. At the local level, there are articles about politicians from the 100 largest cities in the country and from the school boards of the 1,000 largest school districts. Coverage also includes state ballot measures, as well as some local ballot measures.
DataPortals.org is a comprehensive list of global open data portals. It is curated by a group of leading open data experts from around the world - including representatives from local, regional and national governments, international organisations such as the World Bank, and numerous NGOs.