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About MapLight

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.

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09/28/2018 - 08:28 Emails Show NRA Lobbyists Influence With Florida Gun Regulators
09/18/2018 - 11:20 Despite Concentration of Donations, California Net Neutrality Bill Awaits Browns Signature
09/14/2018 - 00:01 Rick Scott Invested in the Same Financial Firms As Floridas Pension System
09/04/2018 - 11:33 Why Michael Cohens Campaign Law Violations Are Crimes
08/29/2018 - 12:23 Ohio, N.J. and California Pension Funds Invested $885 Million in Hedge Fund That Controls National Enquirer Parent
08/20/2018 - 21:52 Top Republican on Tax Subcommittee Received Yacht Loan From Foreign Bank Lobbying on 2017 Tax Bill
08/02/2018 - 11:10 Dark Money Group Leading Kavanaugh Confirmation Not Authorized To Operate In D.C.
07/24/2018 - 14:41 Private Prison Company Donates To Rick Scott Super PAC Despite Contribution Ban
07/17/2018 - 14:17 IRS Announces Policy Shift Allowing Dark Money Nonprofits to Go Almost Pitch-Black
07/12/2018 - 15:53 Infant Formula Makers Sweetened Mothers Milk of Politics With $60 Million in Lobbying Funds
07/09/2018 - 22:17 Corporate Political Action Committees Back 30 Percent of Federal Candidates
07/06/2018 - 18:16 Countries Hosting Trump Businesses Have Added Lobbyists at Rapid Pace Since Inauguration
07/05/2018 - 20:25 Four Things to Know About the Next Supreme Court Fight
06/29/2018 - 17:11 Internet Service Providers Pour $1 Million into California Assembly As Net Neutrality Debate Rages
06/26/2018 - 00:27 Tobacco Money Fuels Controversial Pro-Trump Policy Group
06/17/2018 - 22:17 Corporate Political Action Committees Pour $120 Million into Congressional Campaigns for 2018 Midterms
06/13/2018 - 11:46 MapLight Suing New Jersey, Chris Christie for Release of Jared Kushner Correspondence
06/07/2018 - 18:44 Seven Candidates-Turned-Trump Cabinet Members Continue Spending Campaign Funds