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U.S. Senate candidate Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-Texas) addresses a campaign rally at the Pan American Neighborhood Park November 4, 2018 in Austin, Texas.Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Beto Got $430,000 From Individuals in Oil and Gas. Should We Care?

One tweet about campaign finance set off a Twitter war between liberals and leftists that culminated in wild conspiracy theories.

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Conservative Democrat Continues to Take Koch Cash

Rep. Henry Cuellar of oil-rich Texas got another campaign donation from the PAC of GOP megadonor Charles Koch’s fossil fuel conglomerate, Koch Industries.

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Republicans Abandon Election Security

Republicans used to back election security, but now GOP leaders are taking their cue from the White House.

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Hedge Fund Billionaires Were Democrats’ Main Bankrollers in 2018

A new report shows that three-quarters of the money that individuals donated to pro-Democrat outside spending groups in 2018 came from finance founders and executives.