The 2012 election cycle is in full swing. You know what that means… Super PACs and political campaigns are spending in full force, but what are they spending so much money on? ProPublica, an independent non-profit newsroom from New York, has done their part to answer that question by making an interactive chart of where campaign contributions are going.
ProPublica created their chart by combining data from the New York Times Campaign Finance API and the Federal Elections Commission. ProPublica’s diagram has campaigns and Super PACs on the left, and payees (destinations for the money) on the right. Read More