May 24, 2022

Campaign Finance: Unveils New Interactive Features To Monitor 2012 Presidential Money Race

From the OpenSecrets Blog:

As the presidential money chase continues to heat up, the Center for Responsive Politics is rolling out several new features to help you keep tabs on the 2012 race for the White House.

Part of the “Banking on Becoming President” database on, these features aim to help the public better understand the relationships between the men and women currently campaigning to lead the country and the moneyed special interest groups eager to help them raise the massive amounts of money needed to do it.
Among the new features are new graphs and tables that display how much candidates are raising and from whom — as well as how their war chests stack up against one another.

[Clip] is now not only tracking the summary information, we also allows users to break down those fund-raising figures over time — comparing day by day, week by week, month by month or quarter by quarter.

[Clip] now features interactive maps for all 50 states.
Hover over your state and find out how much money people have contributed to the presidential race, whether it’s trending Republican or Democratic and whether their donations favor Barack ObamaMitt Romney or someone else.
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