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Vol. 16 No. 2 — February 2008
THE 51st STATE: THE STATE OF ONLINE
Tech Tools for the American Voter and the 2008 Congressional Elections
The Tutorial
by Laura Gordon-Murnane, Information Consultant

Chapter IV: Campaign Finance
<- Chapter III: Voting HOME Chapter V: Challengers ->

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OpenSecrets.org
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Who supports my Congressman/Senator? OpenSecrets.org provides comprehensive campaign finance information on members of Congress as well as challengers.

www.opensecrets.org/index.asp


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Select member of Congress
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To find out about the fundraising activities of your member of Congress click on the link for Members of Congress (in the center of the page near the top).

www.opensecrets.org/politicians/index.asp


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List by Name - 110th Congress
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List by State - 110th Congress
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On the left, click on the link under Members of Congress for the 110 th Congress by “list by name” or “list by state.”

List by name:
www.opensecrets.org/politicians/candlist.asp?Sort=N&Cong=110

List by state:
www.opensecrets.org/politicians/candlist.asp?Sort=S&Cong=110

 


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John Kyl - fundraising
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Click on the name of any member of Congress and OpenSecrets.org provides a detailed breakdown of the fundraising activities of that member.

John Kyl is the junior senator from the state of Arizona.

www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.asp?cycle=2008&cid=N00006406

OpenSecrets.org provides a detailed profile from 2003-2008, as well as the total raised, Geographic Totals, Sector Totals, Top Industries, Top Contributors, Indirect Expenditures, Travel Data, and Personal Finances. All of this information can be obtained by clicking on the menu bar on the left column.


<- Chapter III: Voting HOME Chapter V: Challengers ->


Laura Gordon-Murnane, an information consultant (Knowledge Net Unlimited), has an M.L.S. and works in Washington, D.C. She writes frequently on government information for Searcher. Her e-mail address is lgmurnane@yahoo.com.
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