App Allows Citizens To Track Campaign Cash Sources

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – A non-partisan research organization has released a free app for iOS and Android to allow citizens to see who’s funding presidential candidates and their affiliated super PACs.

MapLight‘s Politicash 2012 app includes an auto-tweet feature that alerts candidates that users are keeping tabs on their fundraising. A “Shake” feature, shows a random sample of company, individual, and PAC contributors to each candidate.

The app’s features include:

  • Head to head comparison of total contributions to Obama and Romney, including a fundraising breakdown by super PAC versus campaign committee
  • Graphs tracking money raised and spent by each candidate over time
  • The top 5 contributors overall
  • Biggest contributors of the latest week of available records from the FEC

Contribution data includes all available contributions to candidates from the Federal Election Commission as of Oct. 28.

 


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