Spotlight on Congress

MapLight research on the influence of money and politics in U.S. Congress.

Who's Trying to Buy MA's Senate Seat? Wired & MapLight Influence Tracker Widget Shows Harvard vs. Fidelity Investments

Nov. 4, 2012A MapLight analysis of campaign finance data shows Elizabeth Warren (D) has raised $28,048,900 to Scott Brown's (R) $23,922,267 in the Massachusetts Senate race. Warren's total ranks her first of all 219 senatorial candidates running in the November 6 election. Brown is ranked second.

Who's Trying to Buy VA's Senate Seat? Wired & MapLight Influence Tracker Widget Shows U.S. Government vs. Altria

Nov. 4, 2012—A MapLight analysis of campaign finance data shows Timothy Michael Kaine (D) has raised $14,753,443 to George Allen's (R) $12,429,064 in the Virginia Senate race. Kaine's total ranks him sixth of all 219 senatorial candidates running in the November 6 election. Allen is ranked 10th.

Who's Trying to Buy WI's Senate Seat? Wired & MapLight Influence Tracker Widget Shows University of Wisconsin vs. Michael Best & Friedrich

Nov. 4, 2012—A MapLight analysis of campaign finance data from the Federal Election Commission shows Tammy Baldwin (D) has raised $11,252,928 to Tommy Thompson's (R) $6,517,908 in the Wisconsin Senate race. Baldwin's total ranks her 12th of all 219 senatorial candidates running in the November 6 election. Thompson is ranked 29th.

Who's Trying to Buy NV's Senate Seat? Wired & MapLight Influence Tracker Widget Shows Elliott Management vs. DaVita

Nov. 4, 2012A MapLight analysis of campaign finance data shows Dean Heller (R) has raised $8,797,661 to Shelley Berkley's (D) $8,685,054 in the Nevada Senate race. Heller's total ranks him 19th of all 219 senatorial candidates running in the November 6 election. Berkley is ranked 20th.

Majority of Super PAC Money Comes from Just a Few Cities

Nov. 2, 2012—MapLight has conducted an analysis of the geographic origin of over $510 million in contributions to independent expenditure-only committees (super PACs), finding that a disproportionate amount of contributions comes from just a few cities.