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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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DNC Members Outline Party Reforms in Letter To Biden

Twenty-nine Democratic National Committee members have joined a call for structural reforms to increase transparency and ensure fairness in the nominating process.

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Lawyer Celebrated as Democracy ‘Hero’ Gutted Campaign Finance Laws

From paving the way for super PACs to helping tech companies dodge disclosure rules, Democratic superlawyer Marc Elias has for years worked to empower Big Money political donors.

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Pelosi Ignored Her Own Caucus on Voting Reform For Years, Allowing States to Restrict Access

House Democrats outside of leadership have repeatedly proposed legislation on early voting and vote-by-mail, but Speaker Pelosi and the other leaders never got on board.