With the campaign season now in full swing, we will all want to find a way to track the financial claims of both candidates and their campaigns. A great resource to do just that is the Sunlight Foundation - with its associated sites OpenSecrets.org and FedSpending.org.
According to their site, the Sunlight Foundation was founded to "to make information about Congress and the federal government more meaningfully accessible to citizens" and to serve "as a catalyst for greater political transparency and to foster more openness and accountability in government."
OpenSecrets.org focuses on "money’s influence on U.S. elections and public policy."
FedSpending.org provides spending data for federal contracts t and federal assistance data.
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