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

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Companies Are Pausing Their PACs, But Their Trade Groups Aren’t

Dozens of companies paused their PAC donations to Republican election objectors, but a loophole could continue sending them funds through corporate trade associations.

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Eleven Years Later, Democrats Will Try Again to Address Citizens United’s Dark Money Problem

Both chambers of Congress are planning to vote on the For the People Act, which would force dark money groups to reveal their donors.

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Biden’s Huge Inaugural Donations Would be Banned Under Democrats’ Ethics Bill

Government watchdog groups called on Biden's presidential inaugural committee to reject million-dollar donations from corporations seeking to influence the new administration.