If you are in the US and want to get an idea who funds political campaigns of your favorite politician, and who the firms/groups are that are donating, then Influence Tracker developed by WIRED magazine and MAPLight.org should help you out.
You can search by typing in names of Congressmen, or selecting the state and clicking on the respective name. It’ll immediately show total contributions received by him/her, Senate rank and overall rank.
In the screenshot above, if you click on the arrow pointing towards the right, you’ll get more details about the top contributors for that senator. All the data is provided by the Center for Responsive Politics.
- Track influence of senators and the donations they are receiving.
- Data is sourced from Center for Responsive Politics.
- See the top contributors list for each politician.
- Collaborative effort of WIRED, MAPLight.org and others.
- Similar tools: Public.Perpetually, Poligraft, WhiteHouseApp, Legistalker and .
Check out WIRED Influence Tracker @ www.wired.com/threatlevel/2010/10/influence-tracker