July 30, 2010 - Interest groups against passage gave four times as much on average in campaign contributions to lawmakers voting 'no' ($17,739) compared to lawmakers voting in favor of passage ($4,439).
July 29, 2010 - According to the Washington Post, "The SEC has charged Samuel Wyly and Charles Wyly -- billionaire brothers in Texas who have been major political donors to conservative campaigns -- with reaping more than $550 million through fraudulent practices." Do your own analysis of recent campaign finance history using MAPLight.org's new contribution search.
July 28, 2010 - A report released today has determined that 17 companies that received TARP funds distributed "ill advised" bonuses totaling some $1.6 Billion. Combining reported contributions by company PACs and employees, recipients of the "ill advised" funds have seen $75 in bonus cash for every $1 of campaign contributions.
July 26, 2010 - Though Elizabeth Warren has not even been nominated to run the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, an agency created by the financial overhaul recently signed into law, the mere possibility has sparked action from legislators and organizations on both sides of the political spectrum.
Read the details about our data sources and methodology. Data refers to direct contributions to the campaign committees of elected legislators. For example, contribution totals exclude contributions to party committees such as the RNC or the DNC and exclude contributions made to individuals that did not win their election.
For U.S. Congress, contributions data provided by the Center for Responsive Politics (OpenSecrets.org) and legislative data provided by GovTrack.us.
California contributions data provided by the National Institute on Money in State Politics (FollowTheMoney.org).
Wisconsin contributions data provided by the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign (wisdc.org).