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Mashup the money!

Kudos to the Sunlight Foundation… we need a way to see what large and powerful corporations are doing on the state and federal level…

From Flowing Data

~~~ “Anyone who’s looked at campaign finance data knows it can get messy really quick (especially if you’re getting it directly from the FEC). Sunlight Labs’ newly launched TransparencyData aims to make the process a lot easier.

They’ve merged state data from FollowTheMoney and federal data from OpenSecrets and made it easy to search with a clickable interface. Select from a number of filters such as amount, recipient, or contributor, and then download data in bulk or make use of the API.

Watch the brief overview below: