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MapLight is a nonpartisan research organization that reveals money’s influence on politics.

We research and compile data about the sources of campaign contributions in the U.S. Presidential, Congressional, state, and local ballot and candidate elections. We provide journalists and citizens with transparency tools that connect data on campaign contributions, politicians, legislative votes, industries, companies, and more to show patterns of influence never before possible to see. These tools allow users to gain unique insights into how campaign contributions affect policy so they can draw their own conclusions about how money influences our political system.

MapLight was founded in 2005 by Thomas Layton and Daniel G. Newman. Daniel, MapLight's President, was recognized as Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business in 2010 for his work at MapLight.

MapLight press release, blog etc

02/15/2018 - 22:17 Money, Guns, and Politics: Five Facts About National Rifle Association Spending
02/15/2018 - 13:51 Even Before $400 Million Midterm Effort, Koch-Linked Organization Has Been Spending Heavily
02/14/2018 - 07:21 Oil and Gas Interests Pour $170 Million Into California Political Campaigns Since 2001
02/12/2018 - 06:35 GOP Law Enforcement Chiefs Invited Donors To Help Set Policy Via Secret Bulletin Board
02/04/2018 - 14:05 Amid Secrecy Dispute, Fistful of Schedule B Forms Show Power of Big Political Dollars
02/02/2018 - 13:12 Key Dark Money Figure Takes Reins Of RNC Treasury
01/30/2018 - 11:10 Koch-Linked Dark Money Organization Declines Release of 2014, 2015 Contributions List
01/25/2018 - 00:08 Republican AGs Formed Working Group To Partner With Trump Administration
01/23/2018 - 00:30 Dark Money, Nonprofit Experts: Koch Organization Shouldnt Be Allowed To Hide Contribution Amounts
01/18/2018 - 01:51 Report: Bringing Fair Elections to Berkeley
01/17/2018 - 01:52 Koch-Linked Dark Money Organization Seals 2016 Tax Return Section From Public Scrutiny
01/08/2018 - 02:28 FECs New Facebook Ruling Requires Ad Sharing Info Yet Gives Reformers Little to Like
12/21/2017 - 10:08 U.S. Multinationals Benefiting from GOP Tax Overhaul Spent $82 Million Lobbying This Year
12/20/2017 - 13:31 Trump and Cabinet Heirs Stand to Gain More Than $20.7 Million from Estate Tax Change
12/18/2017 - 19:17 Top Corker Aide Could Reap Windfall From Controversial Real Estate Provision In Tax Bill
12/14/2017 - 13:14 Ten Super PAC Donors Could Save $150 Million with Tax-Deductible Contributions Through Johnson Amendment Repeal
12/13/2017 - 04:20 As Millions of Americans Spent Time Commenting on Net Neutrality, Internet Providers Spent $1.12 For Each Comment
12/08/2017 - 17:23 Deluge of Last-Minute Money Narrows Moores Financial Gap in Tight Alabama Senate Race