A new website created by insiders on different sides of the political aisle is billing itself as a non-partisan way for voters and candidates to cut through a process that has become "antiquated, inefficient and downright frustrating." PoliticalBank LLC co-founders Adam Berry, a Republican, and Frank Short, a Democrat, say the site addresses gaps in the existing political landscape. Berry says it grew out of his experience of not having an unbiased resource for political information.
During an interview this weekend on Inside INdiana Business Television, Short says at any given election, there are 300,000 incumbents throughout the nation facing 400,000 challengers, which he says shows how big the great the potential market is for PoliticalBank.
Berry and Short say the hope is to expand the site to all states. In the short-term, they are targeting five states outside of Indiana: Illinois, Ohio, Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina.
The site allows visitors to explore issues and dive deeper into what candidates and sitting politicians stand for. The site offers options for candidates ranging from local school boards to national offices to set up profiles, "raise money, rally supporters, and convey clearly their positions on issues." The platform is billed as the first online community that unites voters and candidates.
You can find out more by connecting to the site.