Thanks to faithful reader Ann Minks for bringing my attention to Seattle Times’ Favor Factory. The Favor Factory offers a database of all Congressional earmarks for 2008. You can search by lawmaker, state, or name and state of the recipient. The site also has sections for multimedia, citizen responses, and news regarding earmarks and projects. The Favor Factory has a great feature that links campaign donations and recipients of earmarks. For example, this is Rep. Abercrombie’s page you can see in the right hand corner how much those recipients have donated to Mr. Abercrombie in the last five years.
This is an excellent resource kudos Seattle Times for making this information public so citizens can research it and keep their own representatives accountable.