Elections Primary category in which blog post is published

Evaluating the Seattle Democracy Voucher Experiment

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.

Elections Primary category in which blog post is published

NYC Progressives Coalesce Around Campaign Finance Ballot Initiative

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.

Hate Primary category in which blog post is published

Top GOP Lawmakers Bankroll Candidate Who Said Islam Was the Work of Satan

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.

2018 Midterms Primary category in which blog post is published

Paul Ryan-Linked Super PAC Dominates Spending in Race to Choose His Replacement

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.

2018 Midterms Primary category in which blog post is published

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.

2018 Midterms Primary category in which blog post is published

Members of Congress Have Raised $150 Million for Potential “Slush Funds” This Cycle

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.

2018 Midterms Primary category in which blog post is published

Private Prison Companies Spend Big to Boost Republican Brian Kemp in Georgia Governor’s Race

Georgia is home to four private prisons, and, unlike Kemp, Democratic candidate Stacy Abrams wants to get rid of them.

2018 Midterms Primary category in which blog post is published

With Control of Congress on the Line, Outside Spending Increases in New York Congressional Races

Outside spending on the state’s congressional races increased 20 percent between 2016 and 2018, according to Sludge’s analysis.

South Dakota Primary category in which blog post is published

Opposition to South Dakota Amendment to Regulate Lobbyists Funded by… Lobbyists

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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