Saturday, November 12, 2005

Have Ya Ever Noticed - Career Patrons

The Illinois Campaign for Political Reform, which runs this Blog, also runs the website. ICPR tries to help people better understand how campaign finance works, so this post will highlight some of the cool things on, ICPR’s website. Like the career patrons. ICPR was the first group in the country to put state-level campaign financial data into an on-line, searchable database, and ever since, we’ve been trying to make campaign finance easier to understand. One of the ways we do that is by posting career patrons. Career patrons are the top lifetime donors for the six elected statewide constitutional officers, and the four legislative leaders. If you want to know who has given the most to any of these public officials, not just last week or last year but since they first ran for office, click to the career patrons page.