Dodd Story Reveals Failure of Senate on Electronic Filing


This excellent Mother Jones article on Sen. Chris Dodd’s panfinancial pay-to-play party contains a hidden problem that we have focused on here for quite some time. Due to the Senate’s lack of electronic filing for campaign finance reports, journalists must sort through copies of campaign finance disclosure as opposed to searching for them in a database to do this type of important research.

Research into House campaign finance data is much easier, due to their use of electronic filing, and thus the proliferation of House campaign finance stories over the past few days.

If you want to help change this, we’ve set up a site in support of S. 482, the bill that would mandate electronic filing, that you can go to and make sure your senators hear that you want them to cosponsor the bill.