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Everyone knows that money is the lifeblood of politics, and that those with more of it have a bigger influence on our national political economy than those who don’t. But how are our representatives doing? Who is bankrolling their campaigns? I build a webapp, from soup to nuts, to find out.
This project retrieves the data in a couple of ways, scrapes senator headshots, runs some simple SQL queries to summarize, and the web app is built in the Django framework with the viz running D3 v3. So all of this gets done with Python, postgres, Bash, and some JS.
This is a work in progress. For the code and a decent README, see the Github repo.