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Samra Brouk, Democratic candidate for the New York State Senate in the 55th District, around Rochester.Brouk campaign

Grassroots NY Challengers Take on the Pandemic and the Big Money Machine

With the state's public financing system not yet in place, New York candidates going up against entrenched incumbents face new fundraising challenges brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Leonard Leo-Tied Group Pushing Radical Election Theory Got $66 Million Recently From ‘Dark Money’ Hub

The Honest Elections Project helped catapult an extreme legal theory on elections to the Supreme Court.

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Drug Lobby Revenues Skyrocket During Covid Pandemic

Lobbying giant PhRMA reported revenues of more than $600 million in 2021, a new record for the group.

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Trump-Backed MAGA Hub Growing Rapidly, Tax Docs Reveal

The Conservative Partnership Institute, whose leaders include former Trump lawyer Cleta Mitchell, saw its funding balloon with more than $45 million in donations last year as it spread disinformation about widespread voter fraud.