The Center for Responsive Politics has announced two…
…valuable tools that will make it easier for data-users to work with CRP’s information: the identification numbers that we apply to candidates for federal office and the codes we apply to the more than 400 sectors, industries and categories whose political influence CRP tracks. We’re making this information available to facilitate the sharing of the quality, improved data that the Center for Responsive Politics works hard to provide to the public.
— 2009: The Year of Open Data, by Massie Ritsch, OpenSecrets.org, January 8, 2009.
They also offer “easy-to-use widgets that you can paste onto your website or blog to incorporate our analysis of election financing and industry influence.”
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