FundRace.org allows you to search by zip code or name for people who have contributed money to presidential candidates. Here are some names I found:
Stephen R. Covey, George W. Bush – $500
Karl Malone, George W. Bush – $2,000
Barbara Streisand, John Kerry – $1,000, John Edwards – $1,000
Ted Kennedy, John Kerry – $1,000, Dick Gephardt – $1,000, Howard Dean – $500
H. Ross Perot, George W. Bush – $2,000
William Hilton, George W. Bush – $2,000, Dick Gephardt – $1,000
You can see how much the candidates have spent on airlines and hotels. You can even find out what type of person gives them money. I feel like this is becoming like an infomercial, but that’s not all. They also have city and national maps where you can get an overall view of where each party or candidate’s contributions came from.
The information for the site was compiled (and I’m guessing they created the site as well) by eyebeam.org and I give them two thumbs up. They did a superb job.
They created a sister site to this one called Google Race which uses the Google search engine API to rank candidates based on their association with particular keywords. It’s fun too.
For example, Al Sharpton is most closely associated with the word rich, George Bush is the winner on the word best and John Kerry is most closely associated with the phrase worst candidate.
ana moafic about john kerry. he is the worst
(that means I agree in Arabic) and Fareed means “unique”
Hey, hey, The Mailman delivers to George. Who’da thought?
I’m a little amused at the people who give money to opposing candidates. I mean, why give money to both Bush and Dean? Weird. And Perot giving money to Dubya after running against his father is hilarious.
The map is interesting. Especially when you look at where each candidate’s money came from. Sharpton’s map is particularly interesting. I wasn’t really suprised by the red and blue contributing counties though; it pretty much follows the red and blue counties in the 2000 elections. I hope we’re not going to have a repeat of 2000 this year. Oy.
Holy Hannah. I just did a neighbor search and found out that my boss gave money to Sharpton. Man, he’s got a ‘Dubya 2004’ bumper sticker on his car, too.
Heh, maybe your boss is confused.
It’s cool thought that you can search your neighborhood. I like that feature.