Checks Accepted Here: Mining Missouri Campaign Finance Data

State law requires that candidates and committees file campaign finance reports quarterly.  With the January deadline just a day away, Missouri Wonk cracked open the check register at the Missouri Ethics Commission to see how donors are spending their money.  We examined quarterly finance statements from 2011 – 2013 that reflected all contributions made to […]

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Speaker Prediction Model Says…

A few months ago, Missouri Wonk developed a model to help predict who will become speaker.  We used four variables and measured the impact that these variables have on the likelihood that a freshmen Representative ascends to the highest office in the chamber. These four variables are: The amount of fundraising in his or her […]

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