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localpolitics.in

Hashrocket’s Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial 2009 Hack Day Apps for America Celebrity Rabies Awareness Pro-Am Fun Run Race For The Cure

“All politics is local.” — Tip O’Neill

Setup

You’ll want to be running memcached when developing on this app. The OpenSecrets API has a limit of 200 calls per day, which is easy to reach when each page requires three calls. The app is setup to handle all the heavy lifting for you… all you have to do is open a new terminal window and type in:

memcached -vv

Resources consumed

In creating the localpolitics.in site, we’ve consumed a number of external resources. Following is a list.

Sunlight Labs API: District lookups and display of general district information

GovTrack.us: Imported a list of bills and larger photos for each congress person

Bioguide: Biographical information for congress people

FedSpending: Federal spending information

OpenSecrets: Campaign finance information

New York Times: Top presidential campaign donors

Twitter: Recent tweets for congress people

YouTube: Recent video footage for congress people

Google: Geocoding

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