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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.

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🚨 SLUDGE REPORT: Billionaires’ Class Solidarity 🚨

Your regular summary of the most shameful corruption in politics.

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Facebook Lobbyists Have Close Ties to Democratic Leaders

Several Facebook lobbyists have worked for top Democrats like Pelosi and Schumer, while none have worked for members of the Republican leadership.

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Kyrsten Sinema, the Only Anti-Net Neutrality Dem, Linked to Super PAC Run by a Comcast Lobbyist

The super PAC has made independent political expenditures to support Sinema's elections, and Sinema has directed donations to it through a PAC she used to chair.