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Michael Bloomberg, a big Democratic donor and founder of finance firm Bloomberg LP, and Speaker of the House Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) walk together on the East Front Steps of the Capitol Building.
Michael Bloomberg, a big Democratic donor and founder of finance firm Bloomberg LP, and Speaker of the House Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) walk together on the East Front Steps of the Capitol Building.Alex Wong/Getty Images

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.

2018 Midterms 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.