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If you’ve ever wondered who pays the bill for all those TV ads and political campaigns for Congress every election year, now you can find out. From the non-partisan Center for Responsive Politics, here are the facts behind who’s financing American elections. Here’s what you’ll find in the app:

How Washington really works

* 10 Things every American needs to know about money in politics

The money that elects Congress

* Contribution profiles for every current member of Congress, showing their

- Top donors

- Top industry/interest group supporters

- In-state vs. out-of-state money

* Contribution profiles of every major industry & interest group, showing

- Which interest groups give the most

- Which politicians get the most money

Who paid for this election

* Spending and contribution profiles of every Congressional and Senate race in 2010

All the information comes from the Center for Responsive Politics and is based on official data filed by campaigns with the Federal Election Commission. CRP has been tracking the patterns of money in US elections for more than 20 years, and its award-winning website - OpenSecrets.org - has long been a respected resource for Washington insiders from all sides of the political spectrum.

If you ever wanted to follow the money in Washington, here’s your chance. Don’t wait for Congress to investigate, do it yourself!

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Rated 4/5 based on 3 customer reviews.


5/5 stars

Interesting app

It's nice to see where the money goes.

4/5 stars

Data great, UI meh

I like having this information for when I am bored. The interface well, why go to all the trouble of making a html page that fakes a segmented table view? Would have been a more pleasurable experience if they used native interface elements and just just streamed data to populate them, but hey non-proft organization has gotta save. I am not always near internet when I wanna read this kind of stuff (like on a plane) so some sort of caching would help. Also that would probably help speed up the load times. Overall I am complaining about the UI kinda kludgey but what is really important is the data, and I found having having access to it on my phone was just great.

3/5 stars

Great App needs an update

I would rate dollarocracy higher but they need to do an update for the 112th Congress. Honestly if they charged a couple dollars or more (<5) I would buy the app if it got updated quicker.


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