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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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Lipinski ‘Proud’ of Endorsement From Railroad Lobbyist

Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-Ill.) gave the railroad industry multiple benefits as chair of the Railroad Subcommittee before receiving the endorsement of CSX lobbyist Tom Livingston.

Buying Their Way Out of Environmental Regulations

Trump’s EPA lets big-time coal industry donors off the hook for the damage their mercury emissions inflict on children.