MIDS Capstone Project Fall 2017

Political Insights

A website built to provide insight about currently sitting elected federal representatives based on public data, largely sourced from ProPublica. Our vision was to show interesting and relevant information that the voting public could use to help determine if their representatives are worthy of reelection based on metrics such as legislative effectiveness, bipartisanship, and campaign funding sources. We bring several data sources together into a clean and aesthetically pleasing display that lets users focus on content and meaning. Discussion about the back-end framework is located on the Methodology page. Utilized python, php, html, css, javascript, d3.js, and several APIs.

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Screenshot of Legislative Effectiveness visualization
Legislative Effectiveness

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December 19, 2017