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Former Vice President Joe Biden (L) and his campaign's national co-chair, Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-La.). Background: A mound of oil drums near the Baton Rouge ExxonMobil Refinery along the Mississippi River. U.S. National Archives and Records Administration, Getty Images, Wikimedia

Joe Biden’s Campaign Co-Chair is a Big Oil and Gas Booster

Rep. Cedric Richmond, the Biden campaign’s national co-chair, has one of the most pro-industry voting records on fossil fuel issues among all congressional Democrats.

Climate Primary category in which blog post is published
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Corporate Lobbyists Control the Rules at the DNC

Two-thirds of DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee members are corporate lobbyists or corporate consultants, including ten at-large DNC members appointed by DNC Chair Tom Perez.

2020 Primary category in which blog post is published

A Billionaire Heiress and a Bernie-Backed Progressive Face off in California Primary

Sara Jacobs, heiress to the Qualcomm fortune, is leading in the polls thanks in part to a super PAC funded entirely by her billionaire grandparents.

2020 Primary category in which blog post is published

Biden, Buttigieg, and Klobuchar Backed By Vulture Funds Set to Profit From Puerto Rico

The candidates say they support Puerto Rico, but they are holding onto campaign contributions from executives at hedge funds that recently negotiated an agreement that would force Puerto Rico to make cash payments, limiting funds available for the island's rebuilding efforts.