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Democratic presidential candidate former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg answers questions from the audience at a meet the candidate event on January 29, 2020 in Ames, Iowa. Win McNamee/Getty Images

Buttigieg Backed by Pharma Lobbyist Who Sought Drug Price Hikes in Poor Countries

In touting the endorsement of Josh Black, the Buttigieg campaign declined to mention that Black now works for the pharmaceutical industry’s top lobbying group.

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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.

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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.

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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.