Monday, February 04, 2008

Google Mapping 2008 Campaign Donations


The Huffington Post has created Fundrace 2008 - a Google Maps mashup of 2008 presidential campaign donations. I'll let the colorful description the Huffington Post uses explain the latest US Elections Mashup:

"...Want to know if a celebrity is playing both sides of the fence? Whether that new guy you're seeing is actually a Republican or just dresses like one? If your boss maxed out at that fundraiser or got comped? Whether your neighbor's political involvement stops at that hideous lawn sign? FundRace makes it easy to search by name or address to see which presidential candidates your friends, family, co-workers, and neighbors are contributing to. Or you can see if your favorite celebrity is putting their money where their mouth is. FundRace gives you the technology to do what politicians and journalists have been doing for years: find out where the money's coming from, see who it's going to, and solve the mystery of why that crazy ex-roommate of yours is now the Ambassador to Turks and Caicos."

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