MAPlight.org Shows Links Between Politicians’ Votes, Campaign Contributions
It’s no mystery that money has become a key factor in American politics. But until now it’s been difficult to show voters just how closely politicians hew to the interests of their political patrons and campaign donors.
MAPLight.org, a non-partisan web site, hopes to change that. The site uses three data sets to create a detailed picture that illustrates money’s influence over elected officials: campaign contributions, voting records, and the supporting and opposing interests of a bill.