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Alex is a contributing writer and former senior investigative reporter at Sludge. A PhD and campaign finance expert, he and his colleagues at International Business Times won a “Best in Business” award from the Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing for their coverage of the 2017 Republican tax legislation. Alex’s work has been published by more than two dozen media outlets including The American Prospect, The Nation and Vice.com. Read more about Alex at his personal website.

Articles By Alex Kotch

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Members of Congress Own Up to $93 Million in Fossil Fuel Stocks

As dire climate change projections mount, one in four members of Congress is invested in oil, gas, or coal interests.

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Here Are the Corporate Elites Hosting Biden’s Manhattan Fundraisers

More than a dozen high-powered lawyers and executives, including the man who inspired Gordon Gekko, will help “Middle-Class Joe” raise campaign cash in early January.

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🚨 SLUDGE REPORT SPECIAL: Billionaires Are…Actually Good For Democracy? 🚨

This special edition focuses on some interesting developments in the Democratic presidential primary.

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Conservative Democrat Gets $100k from Oil & Gas PACs in Bid to Fend Off Surging Progressive

Attorney Jessica Cisneros is taking on the fossil fuel-friendly Democratic Texas Rep. Henry Cuellar in the 2020 primary.

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🚨SLUDGE REPORT: Pay-to-Play Ambassadorships🚨

Your regular summary of the most shameful corruption in politics.

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DLCC Set Up One-On-One Meetings for Lobbyists and Lawmakers at Summer Conference

Documents reveal that over 140 lobbyists representing oil, pharma, insurance, and other industries scored one-on-one meetings with state legislative leaders.

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Nation’s Biggest Charity Is Funding Influential White Nationalist Group

A charitable nonprofit linked to Fidelity Investments has donated at least $100,000 to the New Century Foundation, the organization behind white nationalist publication American Renaissance, since mid-2015.