Paul, how about showing contests by state. Like 2008 Missouri contests all on one Missouri map. I guess you could just show all contests on one map and then a person could zoom in to the state they wanted to see.
Also, how about moving all of your text below the map. Makes for better usability once the map redraws. The user doesn't have to scroll as much.
Keep going... you are on a roll.
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