Must-see diagram tracks millions in campaign finance spending by Florida’s political committees

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During the 2012 cycle, 1,145 political committees in Florida raised almost $220 million. ContributionLink took a closer look at 33 of the most active ECOs and CCEs and logged each fund transfer transaction between them – both to and from. The interactive node chart found here represents 923 fund transfers through 311 committees for a total of $22 million.


About this node chart diagram – The nodes (points) and edges (arrows) are colored based on an algorithm that groups by the number of shared transactions between the nodes. The nodes are size-scaled based on the number of total transactions by the committee represented. The thickness of an edge is determined by the sum of the total transactions between the two nodes.

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