2018 Midterms Primary category in which blog post is published

Days After Saying It Would Request a Refund, Amgen’s PAC Appeared to Give More Money to Cindy Hyde-Smith

Amgen is one of several companies that said they would request campaign contribution refunds following Hyde-Smith’s “public hanging” comment.

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Amgen Requested Refund From Hyde-Smith, but Its CEO Donated to Party Committee Supporting Her

Amgen’s PAC asked for a refund after Hyde-Smith made an enthusiastic remark about a public hanging.

Defense Primary category in which blog post is published

It’s Not Just Trump: Defense-Backed Lawmakers Are Also Standing With the Saudis

A Sludge analysis shows that lawmakers with large campaign contributions from the defense industry are more likely to defend the U.S. military's relationship with Saudi Arabia.

Media Primary category in which blog post is published

Charles Koch Is Funding Rightwing, Pro-Trump Media, New Disclosure Reveals

Newly disclosed tax forms show that the billionaire industrialist’s foundations have increased their funding of conservative outlets while also ramping up support for First Amendment groups.

New York Primary category in which blog post is published

After Losing to Ocasio-Cortez, Crowley’s PAC Spends Big at the Tracks

The leadership PAC associated with the Queens kingmaker spent thousands of dollars at horse racing tracks, hotels, airfare and meals.

Environment Primary category in which blog post is published

Democratic Opponents of ‘Green New Deal’ Committee Received Big Fossil Fuel Donations

New Jersey Rep. Frank Pallone, likely the new Energy Committee chairman, has received $178,000 from energy and natural resources interests this election cycle alone.

2018 Midterms Primary category in which blog post is published

Mississippi Senate Race: Where is the National Democratic Party?

In the final U.S. Senate contest, Mississippi Democratic candidate Mike Espy hasn’t gotten much help from the national party.

2018 Midterms Primary category in which blog post is published

The Verdict Is In: Rejecting Corporate Cash Wins Elections

Dozens of Democratic House candidates touted their rejection of corporate PAC donations, helping them raise individual contributions and oust incumbents.

2018 Midterms Primary category in which blog post is published

Senate Roundup: How Much Did Your Midterm Vote for Senate Cost?

While Florida is on track to be the most expensive senate race this cycle, Montana and North Dakota have the highest cost per vote.

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