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.


Pharma Ally Kurt Schrader Cashes In on K Street

Schrader’s new lobbying employer works for numerous drug companies like Pfizer and Sanofi, plus industry trade association PhRMA.

Oakland Community Groups Call to Fund ‘Democracy Dollars’ Program

As budget cuts jeopardize the launch of a public campaign financing program approved by Oakland voters, community groups are mobilizing at town halls with a plan to keep the program on schedule this year.

The Fossil Fuel Industry Campaign to Dirty Up Hydrogen Fuel Tax Credits

Oil and gas companies are deploying revolving door lobbyists in their efforts to shape tens of billions of dollars in tax credits for hydrogen fuel meant to drive down polluting emissions.