Who Bought Your Politician? Check With Our Embeddable Widget
October 15, 2012
Ask politicians whether campaign contributions influence their decisions, and they'll tell you certainly not. Ask any citizen, and they'll likely give the opposite answer.
With that in mind, we're re-introducing a web-based embeddable widget - for anybody to use - that lists the top 10 donors and their contributions to any member of the House and Senate, their opponents, and the presidential candidates. Wired updated the widget in conjunction with Maplight, the Berkeley, California-based nonprofit dedicated to following money and politics. "Corporate influence in politics has gone off the charts, and it's more important than ever for voters to understand who is financing candidates," said Evan Hansen, editor in chief of Wired.com. "Maplight has done the hard work of compiling the data. At Wired, we're happy to help get that information out to the wider public, and share it as broadly as possible with this web-based embeddable widget."