Follow the Money: The Influence Tracker
Wired Magazine teamed up with MAPLight, a nonpartisan research organization, to make the Influence Tracker. Using publicly available information about campaign contributions, you can see who the top contributors are for all 535 Congressmen and four non-voting delegates. Data is updated every 24 hours.
The very top contributors' logos are displayed on "a NASCAR-style sponsor silhouette accompanying each lawmaker." Perhaps NASCAR jumpsuits with logos splashed all over could make for a more transparent Hill?
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