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Candid Candidates

This is a chrome extension that allows you to hover over the names of politicians in news articles you read to show contextual information, including contact info and a list of political contributors.

Screenshot in action:

in action

Test me after installing the extension:



  • news articles
  • contributions to other people
  • big issues for each candidate
  • recent votes

Data from Open Secrets and the Sunlight Foundation

Campaign Contribution Data provided by

How to install:

  1. Download repository git clone

  2. Enable Developer Mode in Chrome Settings > Extensions > Click Developer mode

  3. Load unpacked extension Click "Load unpacked extension" > navigate to /Chrome directory.

  4. Refresh chrome://extensions/

  5. Visit our test pages