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South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg greets guests after announcing that he will be seeking the Democratic nomination for president during a rally in the old Studebaker car factory on April 14, 2019 in South Bend, Indiana. Scott Olson/Getty Images

After City Incentives, South Bend Real Estate Executives Donate to Mayor Pete’s Presidential Campaign

Real estate executives benefited from policies of Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s administration that some criticize as reckless gentrification. Now they’re returning the favor.

2020 Primary category in which blog post is published

What the Mueller Report Tells Us About Campaign Finance Law and Foreign Interference

The report exposed vulnerabilities in our campaign finance system that extend far beyond Russia.

Opinion
Climate Primary category in which blog post is published

Democratic Leader Ben Ray Luján Endorses Green New Deal, Won’t Take Fossil Fuel Exploration Money

A spokesperson for Luján told Sludge that he won’t take money from fossil fuel PACs and executives, but he hasn’t signed the No Fossil Fuel Money pledge.

Health Primary category in which blog post is published

Richard Neal Says He Supports the Striking Stop & Shop Workers

His record on Medicare for All, and his cozy relationship with the health insurance and pharmaceuticals industries, says otherwise.