Data mining, take 2

Proving that where there’s a will there’s a way, Eyebeam as created an easy-to-use tool that shows which of our neighbors have contributed (and how much) to presidential candidates. These data are current as of 31 December 2003; they are publicly available from the Federal Election Commission (which presents “just the facts” thank you very much).

Their national map is color-coded by party and allows you to zoom to country, state or 3-digit zip code. Another “pre-set” query shows data for the top 10 donating cities.

Candidates also report spending, and Eyebeam has charts for hotels and airlines.

Thanks to Dan Gillmor

By Kathy E. Gill

Digital evangelist, speaker, writer, educator. Transplanted Southerner; teach newbies to ride motorcycles! @kegill

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