The AP team of Ryan Foley, reporter, Iowa City, Iowa; Michelle Smith, supervisory correspondent, Providence, Rhode Island; Meghan Hoyer, Washington data editor; and Washington multimedia journalists Kevin Vineys and Kati Perry revealed how Michael Bloomberg built a foundation of political goodwill across the U.S. for his 2020 campaign with years of political and charitable giving. The team compiled data on Bloomberg’s contributions over the last six years, then cross-referenced that with the names of politicians and activists who had endorsed him to create a comprehensive look, including a localizable data distribution and graphic elements.