Posted on 10 May 2011.
Over the last couple of days, we have been examining the campaign finance reports for Dallas’ mayoral candidates.
As part of that process, we mapped donations for each of the four candidates.
Working from data pulled from the city secretary’s website, we tried to include as many donations as we could.
As a caveat, it is possible some donations are not included on these maps.
But the maps should give you a good, if not perfect, sense of what areas the candidates are drawing money from.
One additional note: You will see that Edward Okpa has very few donations in Dallas. His finance reports indicate that much, and probably most, of his money came from outside the city. But he also failed to include addresses for many of the donations he did list as coming from within Dallas. Those were un-mappable as a result.
With that, zoom in and zoom out. Check out the whole state and country. You will find some far flung contributions for some of these guys.
–Rudolph Bush / Reporter