For the two or three of our readers who may be interested in public financing of elections, campaign donations, and urban politics in Portland, OR, this posting on a progressive blog is interesting.
Using a combination of a public reporting system and Google maps, the poster has mapped campaign donations for three different candidates, two of whom solicited 1000 $5 donations (in order to qualify for public financing), and one who is raising money the old fashioned way.
Another place to find “mashups” of geo-coded data and maps is at googlemapsmania.blogspot.com. Want to find who your neighbors gave money to in 2004? Click here to find out all the dirty details.