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

“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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