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U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) speaks at the Freedom Summit on April 12, 2014 in Manchester, N.H. AFP Action has spent $2.5 million to help her Senate campaign.Darren McCollester/Getty Images

Koch Brothers’ New Super PAC Spends $4 Million on Midterms Without Disclosing Donors

A new independent spending group tied to the billionaire Koch brothers has already spent millions of dollars on election ads but won’t reveal its funders until later this month.

2018 Midterms Primary category in which blog post is published
States Primary category in which blog post is published

A Christian Nationalist Group Is Quietly Shaping Bills for State Legislatures

Seemingly disparate anti-LGBTQ, anti-choice bills can all be traced to Project Blitz, an elaborate legal strategy devised by a coalition of Christian Right groups.

2020 Primary category in which blog post is published

Buttigieg’s Antitrust Adviser is a Wells Fargo Attorney

The campaign has also had advisers sign non-disclosure agreements, and in at least one case attempted to lock someone up with a non-compete agreement.

Revolving Door Primary category in which blog post is published

WeWork’s Revolving-Door Games Called Into Question

Progressive groups highlight how the embattled company hired former senior SEC officials to represent its interests at the SEC.