Documenting political influence

From NFOIC: COLUMBIA, Mo – Do you know which industries spend the most to influence politics in your state?

If not, or even if you think you have an idea, you might be in interested in a report by Mother Jones staffers Alex Jones and Tasneem Raja. Using data on political contributions during the 2012 election cycle that was compiled by, the pair produced an interesting report and state-by-state map.

Although it is based on contribution data from the prior election cycle, you might find it interesting while studying and analyzing election results.

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