One-stop shopping for federal and state campaign contributions

A group called the Sunlight Foundation in D.C. today is launching something called TransparencyData.com, which merges all campaign contribution data at both the federal and state level.

Says the foundation:

We’ve merged all of OpenSecrets data with all the data fromFollowTheMoney.org allowing you, for the first time, to get a clear picture of campaign contributions at both the state and federal level.

Before now, there were two datasets: the OpenSecrets data focusing on federal data, and the FollowTheMoney data, focusing on state data. Now, finally, you can use TransparencyData.com to query, filter, and download this data.

It’s certainly worth a test drive.

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11 comments Add your comment

Tim

April 8th, 2010
4:08 pm

Excuse me Jim, but I have some

****************BREAKING NEWS*****************

Yesterday, the House Judiciary Committee in Alabama voted to approve the use of medical marijuana.

http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/article/20100408/NEWS0201/4080327/Alabama+House+panel+OKs+bill+to+legalize+marijuana

Yeah you heard it right……. Alabama.

Where is Georgia? Our legislature isn’t even having this discussion. They spend their time talking about abortion and guns.

The AJC never has any articles or columns discussing this subject. Newspapers all over the country are talking about this, but not the so-called liberal (what a joke) AJC.

Where are the progressive Democrats in the GA legislature? Not one of them has introduced a medical marijuana bill. We have all of these democrats in the legislature from metro Atlanta, what are they doing? A woman from Birmingham can introduce a medical marijuna bill in Alabama, and yet no legislator from Atlanta has done the same in Georgia? Unreal.

Alabama is moving forward, while we are still discussing Sunday alcohol sales.

Junior Samples

April 8th, 2010
5:15 pm

Hear that Tim? Crickets

p

April 8th, 2010
5:49 pm

We need to know where the money goes once it gets into the politician’s campaign/PAC/slush fund. Millions of dollars sloshing around with negligible accountability. Speaker Ralston doesn’t think Georgia has a problem with campaign finance. Probably because he’s on the receiving end of so much of it.

Big Jim Galloway lib Media Wh@re

April 8th, 2010
6:39 pm

Good now we will be able to count just how many dirty out of state union and other rot gut sources Sanford Bishop uses. Bishop aka the airplane micturator, is covered in dirty money. He can’t raise 50k in his own district because folks are sick of his lying and his 70’s porn star moustache.

Stir It

April 8th, 2010
6:55 pm

Tim, forward you @ss on I-20 West.

Magenta

April 8th, 2010
7:41 pm

The sticky bud has long been one of Alabama’s biggest cash crops. It’s in their interest to legalize and tax it.

Jim

April 8th, 2010
10:14 pm

Uh Tim, your only mistake was assuming that anyone in ga. would care long enough to stop harping about tea parties, guns, other assorted issues and vote for something that is intelligent, useful to society and those who are ill. You surely do not think this crowd of legislators would ever break tratition and vote for something that could possibly matter to real people , do you? Now if campaign spending reform or gifts from special interests are mentioned, know that these same legislators will be all over discussing that. In fact, they will probably want to “discuss” indifinitely on the subject.
We live in a joke state that pulls symbolic issues out to cover the fact that the real issues never get addressed. Ah, the beat goes on.

Jim

April 8th, 2010
10:19 pm

And the best part – These same clowns keep getting voted back in by the same people who are being shafted by the clowns in the first place. Unbelievable but true – we will send the same crowd back and next year, complain again to the same bozos. We will not dare (under penalty of death vote for the Dems – because God knows the repubs have the little man at heart and always have. History does not teach that but then the repubs can so much more convincing it would seem. “We say the right things but do not expect us to do the right things” – the republican mantra

Ocean of Wisdom

April 9th, 2010
6:22 am

Decriminalize it but DO NOT TAX IT! It is God’s medicine that grows naturally on every continent and you cannot overdose on marijuana as you can on water …

Mike

April 9th, 2010
8:57 am

I saw on the news last night that John (The Sleaze) Oxendine favors doing away with state & federal income tax. Who is he kidding? It’ll never happen. Mr. Oxendine is out trying to grab headlines for his sleazy run for Governor of our great state. Debate this with the other candidates Mr. Ox.

Warbler

April 12th, 2010
10:58 am

About every 30 days or so John Oxendine attempts to confiscate another campaign issue from Ray McBerry, but as usual his advisors have stepped in another pile. Repealing the FEDERAL income tax is a ruse because until the 16th Amendment is repealed, the tax remains LEGAL and cannot be challenged. Ray McBerry knows this, which is why he has a plan to control the AMOUNT of federal income tax that leaves the state, not refuse to collect it, which would be unconstitutional.
John Oxendine needs to learn more about the law if he is going to govern Georgia.