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Alessandra Biaggi is challenging former IDC leader Jeff Klein in N.Y. State Senate District 34. Klein's average contribution was more than 25 times larger than Biaggi's.Moon Baby Photo

Breakaway N.Y. Dems Rake in Big Corporate Donations as Challengers Log Many Small Contributions

Just 2.1 percent of the campaign cash received by members of the recently shuttered Independent Democratic Conference, which aligned with Republicans, came in the form of donations of $200 or less.

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🚨 SLUDGE REPORT: Billionaires’ Class Solidarity 🚨

Your regular summary of the most shameful corruption in politics.

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Facebook Lobbyists Have Close Ties to Democratic Leaders

Several Facebook lobbyists have worked for top Democrats like Pelosi and Schumer, while none have worked for members of the Republican leadership.

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Kyrsten Sinema, the Only Anti-Net Neutrality Dem, Linked to Super PAC Run by a Comcast Lobbyist

The super PAC has made independent political expenditures to support Sinema's elections, and Sinema has directed donations to it through a PAC she used to chair.