The nonpartisan Virginia Public Access Project today added pages designed to increase transparency of money the 2012 federal elections.
The new pages feature 11 regional maps that show which U.S. Senate candidate holds a fundraising advantage within each ZIP Code.
The image above shows the ZIP Code boundaries that fall within the Capital Beltway. The shading -- George Allen (red) and Tim Kaine (blue) -- indicates which candidate raised the most in each neighborhood. Users can click on each ZIP Code and drill down to get a list of donors from that community.
These new tools are made possible by a partnership with the Center for Responsive Politics, a nonprofit group in Washington that tracks money in federal elections at OpenSecrets.org. VPAP is teaming with CRP to make federal campaign finance data more accessible.
Look for more features in the months ahead:
Thanks to the companies and individuals that financially support VPAP's mission of providing transparency to politics and government.
The Virginia Public Access Project and the Center for Responsive Politics are 501-c-3 organizations. All donations are deductible on federal taxes to the full extent of the law.
March 14, 2012
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