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Republican U.S. Senate candidate Patrick Morrisey arrives at a campaign event October 22, 2018 in Inwood, West Virginia.
Republican U.S. Senate candidate Patrick Morrisey arrives at a campaign event October 22, 2018 in Inwood, West Virginia. Win McNamee / Getty Images

This Campaign Finance Loophole Gives Rich Politicians a Big Fundraising Advantage

Several top Republican Senate candidates used their personal wealth to exceed donation limits in 2018

Influence Primary category in which blog post is published
Democracy Primary category in which blog post is published

Ohio GOP Leader Co-Wrote Bailout Bills With Lobbyists for Energy Companies Behind Alleged Bribery Scheme

Ohio House Leader Bill Seitz, the third-ranking Republican who is considering a run for speaker next year, advanced energy industry bailout bills since 2017 that are now part of a federal investigation.

Revolving Door Primary category in which blog post is published

Congressional Leader Lays Down Marker in Revolving-Door Battle

Rep. Raúl Grijalva has built a coalition of outside groups committed to barring corporate insiders from executive branch positions. Now he wants House members to sign on.

Health Primary category in which blog post is published

Chris Coons’ Support of Corporate Immunity Could Benefit His Private Equity Donors

A subsidiary of Apollo Global Management—Sen. Coons’ second largest donor—backs a chain of nursing homes in New Jersey that have had high rates of infection and death during the pandemic.