South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) during the Democratic presidential primary debate on December 19, 2019.Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Bundlers, Lobbyists, and Access: What Studies Show About Big-Money Influence

Recent academic studies have found that large contributions do work to ensure access for corporate lobbyists and that fundraising influences key committee assignments.

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House Dems Pass Sweeping Campaign Finance and Voting Reform Bill

The landmark democracy reform package moves on to a Senate hearing later this month.

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Astroturf Campaign Attacks Discount Drug Program for the Poor

An anti-government waste group is helping its Big Pharma funder oppose a discount drug program that doesn’t cost the government a penny.