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Presidential Candidate Pete Buttigieg Campaigns In New Hampshire Ahead Of Primary
Democratic presidential candidate former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg speaks at Merrimack American Legion Post 98 February 06, 2020 in Merrimack, New Hampshire.Win McNamee/Getty Images

Buttigieg Skirts Anti-Corruption Laws by Campaigning With ‘Dark Money’ Group

Despite ban on coordination between PACs and campaigns, Pete Buttigieg appeared at an event hosted by a "dark money" affiliate of a super PAC that is backing him.

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The D.C. Media Blob and the Trade Group Speaking Circuit

Anchors, commentators, and contributors at the top news organizations will be featured—and highly paid—speakers at major industry conferences this spring.

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Richard Neal Is #1 in Corporate PAC Donations

Neal, who chairs the tax-writing Ways and Means Committee, got money from PACs of several corporations that had negative effective tax rates in 2018.