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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Eleven Years Later, Democrats Will Try Again to Address Citizens United’s Dark Money Problem

Both chambers of Congress are planning to vote on the For the People Act, which would force dark money groups to reveal their donors.

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Biden’s Huge Inaugural Donations Would be Banned Under Democrats’ Ethics Bill

Government watchdog groups called on Biden's presidential inaugural committee to reject million-dollar donations from corporations seeking to influence the new administration.

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Corporate America Rewards Trump Enablers With Cushy Jobs

Trump staffers are worried that the insurrection might hurt their career opportunities, but many of their former colleagues had no trouble finding nice jobs in the political influence industry.