2022 Primary category in which blog post is published

Illinois Billionaire-Funded Super PAC Floods Competitive Florida House Race With Negative Ads

Progress Pinellas PAC has spent $4.7 million on ads and mailers attacking Republican candidate Anna Paulina Luna.

2022 Primary category in which blog post is published

Pelosi Super PAC Funds ‘Moderate Party’ Backing Rep. Malinowski

The Moderate Party is attempting to have Malinowski's name appear on the November ballot twice, giving him an advantage over his Republican rival.

Michigan Primary category in which blog post is published

Michigan Ballot Measure Would Finally Bring Financial Disclosures—and Weaker Term Limits

Proposal 1 would make more than 300 term-limited politicians in Michigan once again eligible to run for office.

Democracy Primary category in which blog post is published

Oakland Voters to Decide on Fair Elections Measure

A ballot measure would create a public campaign financing option in Oakland, called "Democracy Dollars," and increase transparency of who is spending to influence city elections.

Stocks Primary category in which blog post is published

Democrats’ Stock Ban Bill Has a Major Loophole, Ethics Expert Says

A former federal ethics official warns it would authorize “fake blind trusts in every branch of government.”

2022 Primary category in which blog post is published

Steve Wynn Makes Biggest Political Donation Yet

The donation was to a pro-Trump super PAC that is supporting Trump-endorsed Mehmet Oz and attacking Senate Democratic candidates this election cycle.

Agriculture Primary category in which blog post is published

Sugar Industry-Backed Senators Urge No Action on High Sugar Prices

In a letter to Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack, the senators warn against changing the programs that jack up prices for American sugar.

Democracy Primary category in which blog post is published

Maine’s Biggest City to Vote on Clean Elections Measure

The measure in Portland would institute a public campaign financing option similar to one already in place in the state, as well as prohibit corporate contributions and spending by foreign-controlled groups.

Stocks Primary category in which blog post is published

The Conflicted: Reps Own Stock in Companies While Serving on Committees Overseeing Them

Despite public anger over congressional stock trading, senators and reps have held on to personal investments in companies that fall under their committees' jurisdiction.

Climate Primary category in which blog post is published

Manchin Delivered ‘Game Changer’ to His Top Donor

A tax credit that Sen. Manchin secured in the Inflation Reduction Act was celebrated by pipeline company Enterprise Products, the senator's top donor.

Democracy Primary category in which blog post is published

Seattle Residents Make Record Use of ‘Democracy Voucher’ Program

Last year's elections saw gains in use of the public campaign financing system among people of color, younger, and lower-income Seattleites, according to a new report.

Democracy Primary category in which blog post is published

GM, Ford, and DTE Among Companies Funding Michigan Republicans Behind Voter Suppression Measure

Michigan Republicans took a step to pass restrictive voting laws using a state quirk that dodges both voters and a gubernatorial veto.

2022 Primary category in which blog post is published

Mysterious Super PAC Attacks Biaggi in Homestretch of Primary Against DCCC Chair Maloney

A shadowy super PAC has popped up to attack the progressive Biaggi after DCCC head Rep. Maloney has declined to condemn the wave of outside spending in Democratic primaries.

Quick Hits Primary category in which blog post is published

Microsoft Hosted Congressional Staffers as it Lobbied on Antitrust Bills

Dozens of staffers met with company lobbyists in Washington State as Microsoft lobbied on antitrust bills that could majorly impact their business.

Health Primary category in which blog post is published

Pharma Lobby Enlists Minority Groups to Fight Drug Pricing Reform

PhRMA-funded groups the National Hispanic Council on Aging and the National Minority Quality Forum say most voters of color do not support the Democrats' drug pricing reform proposal.

Investments Primary category in which blog post is published

Pelosi Fortune Growing Rapidly, Per New Disclosure

A new disclosure shows the House Speaker and her husband have continued to accelerate the growth of their fortune through trade in tech stocks and real estate investments.

Tech Primary category in which blog post is published

Big Tech Lobbyists Butter Up the Dems

Lobbyists for Amazon, Apple, and other Big Tech companies are bundling six-figure donations for the DCCC and DSCC as Democratic leaders delay antitrust votes.

2022 Primary category in which blog post is published

Chevron-Funded Super PAC Boosted Oil-Friendly Dem in California Congressional Primary

California Democrat Adam Gray advanced in the CA-13 primary after the super PAC ran ads for him, facing a candidate endorsed by state environmental groups.

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