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MapLight is a non-partisan research organization that reveals money’s influence on politics. The organization researches and compiles data about the sources of campaign contributions in the U.S. presidential, congressional, state, and local ballot and candidate elections. It provides journalists and citizens with transparency tools that connect data on campaign contributions, politicians, legislative votes, industries, companies, and more to show patterns of influence. These tools allow its users to gain unique insights into how campaign contributions affect policies so they can draw their own conclusions about how money influences their political systems. MapLight was founded in 2005 by Thomas Layton, [Jaleh Bisharat](http://www.crunchbase.com/person/jaleh-bisharat), and Daniel G. Newman.Something looks off?