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How it works

Corporations and the individuals that work for them spend millions of dollars each year funding political candidates and their committees. The Federal Election Commission (FEC) collects this data and makes it available to the public. Up until this point that data has been buried in large databases that are not very user-friendly.

At Progressive Shopper, we’ve taken this data directly from the FEC and put it in context – letting you know who companies support and how that compares to their competitors.

Companies have made a choice. Now it’s your turn.

Colors & Iconography

Blue indicates donations made to Democrats

Red indicates donations made to other political parties (typically Republicans).

Red octagon with x A red octagon indicates a serious problem.
Yellow triangle with exclamation mark A yellow triangle indicates a warning.
Green circle with check mark A green circle indicates a success.

Other issues

We have also expanded our tracking beyond money-in-politics, which we call “Serious Issues.” These issues and their sources include:

What’s next?

Here’s what we’re working on now:

We are constantly exploring other issues and sources to take on. If you have an idea of a datasource for us to explore, please contact us to share!

Want to know more?

The data on the site covers the 2016, 2018, and 2020 election cycles.

We will try to update the data as often as we can to give you the latest view of the data – likely three to four times per year.

The data provided by the FEC is open to the public and includes:

  • donations of more than $200 in a cycle
  • the name, address, employer, and occupation of each donor
  • the beneficiary of the political donation (for example, candidates, political parties, and independent groups).

For purposes of this data we’ve only included contributions that the FEC has definitively labeled as going to Democrats and Republicans.

If you want to learn more about money in politics, check out the Federal Election Commission (