Effective immediately, we’ll be phasing out the TransparencyData project. TransparencyData started more than five years ago as a resource for mashing up data from OpenSecrets.org and FollowTheMoney.org, along with a few other sources. In the years since, both OpenSecrets and FollowTheMoney have matured and today each makes their data available both in bulk and through APIs. At Sunlight, we’re thrilled to see that, and recognize the limited utility of having a third-party API that republishes these resources.
With that in mind, and with huge congratulations to our partners at the Center for Responsive Politics and the National Institute on Money in State Politics, we’re retiring TransparencyData. Starting in September 2015, we are deprecating the Influence Explorer and TransparencyData APIs. They will be turned off beginning January 2016.
Historical data collected through Q2 2015 will remain available for download, but will not be updated in the future. Please follow the links below to original sources of this data for future updates.
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