In the final three weeks before Election Day, super PACs spent nearly $90 million on political ads without disclosing who funded them.
A 2017 program showed "democracy vouchers" for Seattle elections doubled the amount of users over traditional cash donors, and that participants were more representative of the city's population in terms of income, race, and age.
A coalition including national money-in-politics groups Every Voice and the public policy organization Demos, as well as good-government groups Reinvent Albany and major labor unions, rallied last week in support of a ballot initiative that seeks to strengthen New York City's campaign finance system.
Dozens of Republican members of Congress have donated to the campaign of Mark Harris, a far-right evangelical who hopes to represent N.C. in the House.
Eighty-six percent of outside spending in the battleground district has come from a Ryan-aligned super PAC, whose rush of fear-mongering immigration ads are funded largely by the billionaire mega-donor Adelsons.
Facing a Consumer Advocate Challenger, Rep. Mimi Walters is Suddenly Popular With Wall Street Donors
For the first time, Walters' top donors this cycle come from the securities and investment industry, and Goldman Sachs in particular.
In recent years, millions of dollars that corporations and interest groups give to politicians’ leadership PACs gets spent on meals, resorts, gulf outings, and other personal expenses.
Georgia is home to four private prisons, and, unlike Kemp, Democratic candidate Stacy Abrams wants to get rid of them.
Outside spending on the state’s congressional races increased 20 percent between 2016 and 2018, according to Sludge’s analysis.
Meanwhile, six people from outside of South Dakota account for $150,000 of the roughly $400,000 that the support campaign raised.
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