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Pete Buttigeig, mayor of South Bend, Indiana and a Democratic presidential candidate, speaks during a news conference January 23, 2019 in Washington, D.C.Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images

SLUDGE REPORT: Corporate Lobbyist Fundraisers, ‘Financial Gerrymandering,’ and Suspicious Toilet Removal

Your biweekly summary of the most shameful corruption in politics.

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Dems Cash in From Private Equity Firms They Defended at House Hearing

Reps. Gottheimer and Meeks formed a joint fundraising committee just days after defending private equity at a committee hearing. A new FEC filing shows it raised money almost exclusively from two companies that consumer advocates called out during the hearing.

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Is Your Rep Invested in Fossil Fuels?

Use the interactive map below to see if your representative owns stock in oil, gas, and coal companies.

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Hedge Fund Billionaires Power New Democratic Super PAC

The group's top donor has a history of backing Republicans.