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U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) speaks as Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.) and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) listen on Sept. 13, 2017 in Washington, D.C.Alex Wong/Getty Images

Where the 2020 Candidates Stand on Campaign Finance

Sludge is tracking the 2020 presidential candidates’ money-in-politics promises.

2020 Primary category in which blog post is published
Taxes Primary category in which blog post is published

Avoid Taxes, Receive Federal Bailouts

It’s the common thread among a host of companies lining up to feed on a rescue package.

DNC Primary category in which blog post is published

Tom Perez Put Corporate Lobbyists in Charge of the DNC’s Budget

Six of the ten members of the DNC Budget and Finance Committee are at-large, put forward by Chair Tom Perez, and several are lobbyists or investment heads for the fossil fuel industry.

Climate Primary category in which blog post is published

Top Democratic Law Firm Helps Oil Companies Dodge Climate Regulations

Perkins Coie, a law firm with deep ties to the Democratic Party, is lobbying for fossil fuel clients to win exemptions from a federal program to limit greenhouse gas emissions.