"Wiki the Vote" Project on Congresspedia Profiles Congressional Candidates in the 2008 Election

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on October 9, 2007

“On Tuesday, the Center for Media and Democracy and the Sunlight Foundation launched a new collaborative, citizen-driven project on Congresspedia to build profiles on the hundreds of challengers for congressional seats, which will compliment the existing profiles on every member of Congress. The project is non-partisan and, in true open-source fashion, is free for anyone to participate – even the candidates themselves…We’ve started with nearly 300 basic profiles of candidates that 2008RaceTracker has identified as definitely running. We’ve also created a series of state-based portals that list all the candidates from each state and all the local blogs we could find that cover Congress at least occasionally – while Congresspedia is limited to confirmed facts, we’re a big believer in the blogosphere and want to direct as many citizens as possible to the blogs written by the folks that know the candidates best – the locals.”

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