Wednesday, August 11, 2004

PCWorld.com - Click to See Your Neighbors' Politics

PCWorld.com - Click to See Your Neighbors' Politics "Fundrace also allows searches by first and last name. Enter "Jerry Seinfeld," for example, and up pops the comedian's campaign contributions, his occupation, and even his address. The site tracks contributions to candidates in the 2004 presidential campaign, including donations to national party committees as well as individual candidates.
To yield these results, the site mines publicly available data from the Web sites of the Federal Election Commission and the Census Bureau. By law, campaigns must report to those agencies contributions of at least $200."

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