Landrieu and Heitkamp
Mary Landrieu (left) and Heidi Heitkamp after voting to approve the Keystone XL pipeline on Nov. 18, 2014. Win McNamee/Getty Images

Senator-Turned-Oil-Lobbyist Phonebanks With Heidi Heitkamp

The lobbyist campaigns for North Dakota’s incumbent senator as one of her clients is seeking to expand a controversial oil pipeline in the state.

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Baltimore County Grassroots Groups Look To Continue a Public Financing Wave

Voters in Baltimore County will soon have their say on a ballot measure that would join several other large Maryland counties, as well as the city of Baltimore, in adopting a voluntary public financing program for elections.

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Blue Dog-Affiliated Group Runs Ads for Big Pharma

Center Forward, a "dark money" group with major funding from Big Pharma, is running a Facebook ad campaign touting the pharmaceutical industry as its super PAC spends millions to re-elect Blue Dog Democrats.

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Arizona Judge Reinstates GOP Law Shielding ‘Dark Money’

The state's clean elections commission will now be required to defer to the IRS on which political spending groups can keep their donors secret.