FEC debuts new presidential campaign feature


You can now go to the homepage of the Federal Election Commission and get an instant snapshot on where the money fueling the 2008 presidential campaign is coming from, and who's getting it. Of course, where it comes from will not necessarily have anything to do with where it gets spent, battleground political warfare being what it is, but it is an interesting snapshot nonetheless.

The map shows huge circles of giving for California and New York in particular, and the northeast in general. Texas, Illinois and Florida also figure in the big bucks, while the bubble of giving from North Dakota is a mere pinprick. So far, the FEC has tracked 157.2M in contributions, with 95.2M going to Democrats v. only 62M for Republicans.