Articles By Alex Kotch

2018 Midterms Primary category in which blog post is published

Pro-Trump Super PAC Spends Millions on Anti-Socialism Ad, Hides Donors

A super PAC that supported Trump in 2016 is back on the airwaves with an ad warning of a ‘radical left’ that will transform America into a socialist nation.

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Koch and Adelson Come to the Rescue of Trump Devotee Ron DeSantis in Florida

Two of the biggest Republican megadonor families have donated millions to save Florida gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis.

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Rick Scott Is Heavily Invested in Fossil Fuel Companies Donating to His Senate Campaign

Oil, gas and coal companies are bankrolling the Florida governor’s campaign to join the U.S. Senate as increasingly intense storms batter his state.

2018 Midterms Primary category in which blog post is published

Koch Brothers’ New Super PAC Spends $4 Million on Midterms Without Disclosing Donors

A new independent spending group tied to the billionaire Koch brothers has already spent millions of dollars on election ads but won’t reveal its funders until later this month.

Influence Primary category in which blog post is published

Koch-Backed SEC Commissioner Claims Corporate Law is in the Public Interest

A lawyer whose academic career was funded by billionaire libertarian Charles Koch is now on the SEC. She thinks corporate lawyers are doing God’s work.

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Revolving Door: Lobbyists-Turned-USDA-Officials Work With Junk Food Industry to Keep Soda, Candy in SNAP Program

Two top USDA officials in charge of SNAP policy who previously lobbied for grocers, soda and snack food trade groups were in frequent communication with the groups’ chief lobbyists.

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Florida Rep Sells Stock in Private Prison Company After Report Reveals Investments

Days after this reporter revealed that Florida U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel owned stock in private prison giant CoreCivic, the lawmaker sold her shares.

New York Primary category in which blog post is published

Another New York Political Group May Have Illegally Spent Money on Primary

A nearly invisible group calling itself the Truth in Democracy Coalition distributed flyers attacking a New York State Senate candidate without registering as a political committee.

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Citizens’ Group Files Complaint Against Mystery Club Connected to New York State Senator

After Sludge exposed an unregistered political group in New York City, government watchdog Reinvent Albany has filed a formal complaint against the group, the Northeast Brooklyn Democratic Club, which likely violated campaign finance laws.