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How to use inewsource’s San Diego County campaign finance database

How to use inewsource’s San Diego County campaign finance database

We’ve launched our San Diego County campaign finance database, which we hope will make it easier for the public to understand who is funding political campaigns. Using records from the county registrar of voters’ website, this inewsource database allows users to search contributions, expenditures, loans and debts for political campaigns that have to file financial reports with the county. That ... Read More »

PACs back incumbents; how to cancel an election

PACs back incumbents; how to cancel an election

There’s just no loyalty these days. Our intrepid data reporter Joe Yerardi found that all-in-all, an even 100 PACs that contributed to Republican Congressman Brian Bilbray in 2012 are donating to Democratic Congressman Scott Peters this election cycle. Why? According to one expert, the power of incumbency — the ability to make policy — is driving this mass PAC defection ... Read More »