WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 16: U.S. Rep. Buck McKeon (R-CA) makes a statement announcing he will not seek re-election and that he will retire from the House of Representatives, in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill, January 16, 2014 in Washington, DC. The 75-year-old McKeon has served California's 25th congressional district since 1993 and has been the Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee since 2011.

Is This Ex-Congressman Using His Leftover Campaign Funds To Help Lobbying Clients?

Former Rep. Buck McKeon has been donating to members of the House Armed Services Committee while lobbying for defense contractors and Saudi Arabia.

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Tens of Millions in Mystery Money Funded Final Weeks of Midterm Ads

In the final three weeks before Election Day, super PACs spent nearly $90 million on political ads without disclosing who funded them.

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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.

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How Much Did Your Midterm Vote Cost?

In the most expensive midterms ever, the cost per vote in one congressional race was north of $200.