September 16, 2011 •
Highlighted Site of the Week – Get Local!
This week’s Highlighted Site of the Week is the political contributions database on OpenSecrets.org. The Get local! tracker provides charts, lists, and interactive maps for searches by state or even down to the zip code level.
According to the site, “These profiles can show you who’s making the big political contributions in your state, as well as where the money’s coming from (by city, by zip code, and graphically with our “money maps”). You’ll also find links to a money profile of your senators and representative, with a detailed look at where their campaign warchest came from.”
Each search provides a summary of political contributions, from which you can drill down to top contributors, top recipients, and presidential campaign contributions. You can also search representatives from your own, or other Congressional Districts. You can also find search results for previous election cycles.
A big thank you goes to State and Federal Communications Research Associate Sarah Kovit for finding this Highlighted Site.
Photo of the U.S. Capitol with the flag by Florian Hirzinger on Wikipedia.
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