Guards prepare to escort an immigrant detainee from his 'segregation cell' at the Adelanto Detention Facility in California. This ICE detention center is managed by GEO Group.Photo by John Moore/Getty Images

Private Prison Companies Spend Big to Boost Republican Brian Kemp in Georgia Governor’s Race

Georgia is home to four private prisons, and, unlike Kemp, Democratic candidate Stacy Abrams wants to get rid of them.

2018 Midterms Primary category in which blog post is published
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Hawkish Dem in Charge of Military Budget Opposes Cuts Favored by Progressives

House Armed Services Committee chair Adam Smith (D-Wash.), a top recipient of PAC money from weapons makers, has called some Democrats "extremists" for wanting to reduce the Defense Department's $740.5 billion budget.

Democracy Primary category in which blog post is published

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.

Quick Hits Primary category in which blog post is published

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.