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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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Conservative Democrat Continues to Take Koch Cash

Rep. Henry Cuellar of oil-rich Texas got another campaign donation from the PAC of GOP megadonor Charles Koch’s fossil fuel conglomerate, Koch Industries.

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Republicans Abandon Election Security

Republicans used to back election security, but now GOP leaders are taking their cue from the White House.

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Hedge Fund Billionaires Were Democrats’ Main Bankrollers in 2018

A new report shows that three-quarters of the money that individuals donated to pro-Democrat outside spending groups in 2018 came from finance founders and executives.