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All the political donors in your city, mapped

In the US, the vast majority of political donations come from a small number of people. Last year Crowdpac, a new site that says it wants to make data on money in politics more accessible, created some fascinating "heat maps" of major cities and metro areas showing where all those donors live. They include all itemized donations — from both small donors and large ones — for all state and federal races since 2004. Some of the maps go down to a block by block level, showing blue dots for Democratic donors and red dots for conservative ones. Check out this profile by the Washington Post's Sebastian Payne for more on Crowdpac, and here are the maps:

1) New York City and its surroundings

New York CrowdPAC map

2) Houston, block by block

Houston CrowdPAC

3) Chicago and Milwaukee

Chicago crowdpac

4) Hollywood, block by block

Crowdpac Hollywood

5) The Bay Area

Crowdpac Bay Area

6) Downtown Washington, DC, block by block

Downtown DC crowdpac

7) The Beltway

Crowdpac Beltway

8) Atlanta

Atlanta crowdpac

9) South Florida

Crowdpac Miami

10) Boston

Boston Crowdpac

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