As election 2006 nears, the talk about money and politics is heating up. In today’s chronicle, Patrick Hoge exposes the money trail behind Prop 90 and the kingpen, libertarian Howie Rich.
Hoge’s article is interesting and one appreciates the hours of research work that went into it. At whosfundingwhom.org, we’re tying to reduce the research work for such reports by providing graphs and other associative views for money trails in SF politics. Check out this automatically generated graph, showing the Golden Gate Restraunt Association at the center:
With a quick glance, one can see some of the key relationships that form the “business interests” in San Francisco. Big players include the so-called Committee on Jobs, the Save Laguna Hospital Committee, and assembly candidate Fiona Ma.