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Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke stands on top of his vehicle to speak to an overflow of voters at Pour Coffeehouse on March 24, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada.Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Shunning Corporate PACs Won’t End Corporate Influence in Elections

Swearing off corporate PAC money is "mostly symbolic," says one campaign finance expert.

2020 Primary category in which blog post is published
SLUDGE REPORT Primary category in which blog post is published

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.

Finance Primary category in which blog post is published

Wall Street Ally Next In Line to Lead Committee Overseeing Derivatives

Rep. David Scott (D-Ga.) has been a reliable cosponsor for Republican bills to deregulate derivatives markets.

Democracy Primary category in which blog post is published

Dark Money Attacks Judges for Being ‘Soft on Crime’

Scaremongering advertisements in state court races were paid for by shadowy groups whose true funding sources weren’t available to voters.