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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.

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10/18/2017 - 06:53 Report: Russia-Linked 2016 Election Ads Expose Need to Modernize Online Ad Disclosure
10/12/2017 - 12:09 Pruitt Calendar: Top Republican Donors Press EPA to Move Regional Office to Phoenix
10/09/2017 - 19:07 Newly Released NRA Video Takes on NFL Protesters in Clash of Politics Vs. Sports
10/06/2017 - 10:59 Despite Trump Opposition, NFL Owners Have Given 75 Cents of Every $1 Contribution to GOP
10/04/2017 - 19:01 Lawmakers Slam Equifax Even As Congress Mulls Legislation To Help Company
09/22/2017 - 06:54 New Mexico Politicians Call For SEC Enforcement Of Pay-To-Play Rules
09/20/2017 - 15:08 Wall Street Cash Flows Into New Mexico, Despite Pay-To-Play Rule
09/14/2017 - 07:40 Democratic Holdouts On Medicare For All Have Received Twice As Much Insurance Industry Cash As Sponsors
09/05/2017 - 15:34 California Political Parties Boosted by Groups Who Also Back Their Opponents
08/28/2017 - 13:35 House Panel Members Considering Net Neutrality Repeal Got 3 Times More Donations From ISPs
08/28/2017 - 08:32 Congress Weighs Reducing Sweets for the Poor, Even As Industries Provide Campaign Sugar
08/25/2017 - 09:36 Emails Show EPA Chief Isnt Only Republican to Copy-and-Paste Lobbyist Suggestions
08/23/2017 - 09:13 House Votes to Saddle EPA with Costly, Industry-Friendly Regulations
08/10/2017 - 10:10 As California Mulls Changes to Bail System, Some Democrats Are Boosted by Bail Industry Money
08/09/2017 - 07:15 Banking Industry Gave Four Times More to GOP Sponsors of Bill to Curb Consumer Lawsuits
08/08/2017 - 07:27 Nations Biggest Lobbying Organization Plans 2018 Meeting At Trump-Owned Miami Resort
07/27/2017 - 07:42 Average Trump Cabinet Member Stands to Gain Potential $313K From Tax Repeal
11/04/2016 - 15:14 As California Prepares to Vote, Lesser-Known Ballot Measures Garner Voters Attention