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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
Health Primary category in which blog post is published

Donna Shalala Opposes Florida Drug Import Bill, and So Do Her Pharma Lobbyist Donors

The Democratic congresswoman and former HHS secretary called a bill to allow her state to import cheaper drugs from Canada “the silliest thing I’ve ever heard of.”

Finance Primary category in which blog post is published

Private Equity’s Latest Scheme: Closing Urban Hospitals and Selling Off the Real Estate

Thousands are expected to rally Thursday against the closing of Hahnemann University Hospital, a 171-year-old facility in Center City Philadelphia.