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Top 10 Sludge Stories of 2019

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Finance Primary category in which blog post is published

Dems Cash in From Private Equity Firms They Defended at House Hearing

Reps. Gottheimer and Meeks formed a joint fundraising committee just days after defending private equity at a committee hearing. A new FEC filing shows it raised money almost exclusively from two companies that consumer advocates called out during the hearing.

Climate Primary category in which blog post is published

Is Your Rep Invested in Fossil Fuels?

Use the interactive map below to see if your representative owns stock in oil, gas, and coal companies.

2020 Primary category in which blog post is published

Hedge Fund Billionaires Power New Democratic Super PAC

The group's top donor has a history of backing Republicans.