Former House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) watches the game between the Washington Nationals and Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park on May 11, 2012 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Joe Robbins/Getty Images

Take (Donors and Lobbyists) Out to the Ball Games

A Sludge data analysis finds that leadership PACs, which are less regulated than candidate committees, are spending on tickets for members of Congress to schmooze with lobbyists and campaign donors.

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Pro-Trump Super PAC Spends Millions on Anti-Socialism Ad, Hides Donors

A super PAC that supported Trump in 2016 is back on the airwaves with an ad warning of a ‘radical left’ that will transform America into a socialist nation.

2018 Midterms Primary category in which blog post is published

Conservative Attack Groups Are Outspending Democrats in Key Races

Democrats may have more enthusiasm heading into the midterms, but Republicans have big outside attack money on their side.

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Koch and Adelson Come to the Rescue of Trump Devotee Ron DeSantis in Florida

Two of the biggest Republican megadonor families have donated millions to save Florida gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis.