The election and politics data you're not using

  • Event: 2019 CAR Conference
  • Speakers: Sarah Bryner of Center for Responsive Politics; Michelle Ye Hee Lee of The Washington Post; Derek Willis of ProPublica
  • Date/Time: Friday, Mar. 8 at 9:00am
  • Location: Salon D
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

Beyond readily available campaign finance and elections results, there's a wealth of other election and political data that can produce stories throughout the election cycle. We'll take a closer look at congressional disclosures, election administration, Foreign Agent Registration Act (FARA) and others.

Speaker Bios

  • Sarah oversee's data and research for Previously, she researched lobbying and the revolving door. Prior to joining OpenSecrets, Sarah was a doctoral student at the Ohio State University, where she also taught undergraduate political science courses. She received her Ph.D. from Ohio State in 2014 and her B.A. in political science and biology in 2006. @aksarahb

  • Michelle Ye Hee Lee (@myhlee) is a reporter on The Washington Post's national political enterprise and accountability team, covering money and influence in politics. Previously, she was a reporter on The Washington Post Fact Checker column. Before joining The Post in 2014, Michelle was a government accountability reporter at the Arizona Republic in Phoenix, Arizona. Michelle is 2019-2020 president of Asian American Journalists Association and member of IRE. 

  • Derek Willis is a news applications developer at ProPublica, focusing on politics and elections. He previously worked as a developer and reporter at The New York Times, a database editor at The Washington Post, and at the Center for Public Integrity and Congressional Quarterly. He began his journalism career at The Palm Beach Post. He is a co-founder of OpenElections, a project to collect and publish election results from all 50 states.

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