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U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-Texas) faces U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas), in debate at the KENS 5 Studios in San Antonio on Oct. 16, 2018.Tom Reel-Pool/Getty Images

Beto O’Rourke Removed From ‘No Fossil Fuel Money Pledge’ Following Sludge Report

In the wake of a Sludge investigation showing multiple contributions from oil and gas executives, Oil Change USA took O’Rourke’s name off the list of political candidates who promised to reject fossil fuel donations over $200.

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Dems Cash in From Private Equity Firms They Defended at House Hearing

Reps. Gottheimer and Meeks formed a joint fundraising committee just days after defending private equity at a committee hearing. A new FEC filing shows it raised money almost exclusively from two companies that consumer advocates called out during the hearing.

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Is Your Rep Invested in Fossil Fuels?

Use the interactive map below to see if your representative owns stock in oil, gas, and coal companies.

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Hedge Fund Billionaires Power New Democratic Super PAC

The group's top donor has a history of backing Republicans.