Articles By Donald Shaw

2018 Midterms Primary category in which blog post is published

Conservative Attack Groups Are Outspending Democrats in Key Races

Democrats may have more enthusiasm heading into the midterms, but Republicans have big outside attack money on their side.

2018 Midterms Primary category in which blog post is published

Dems in ‘Toss-up’ Races Turn to Wall Street for Campaign Funds

After voting to deregulate the banks, Senate Democrats in close races are funding their campaigns with bank industry money

Dark Money Donors to be Revealed as SCOTUS Rejects Rove Group’s Stay Request

Group that make more than $250 in independent expenditures to influence elections must now publicly disclose donors who give more than $200.

Influence Primary category in which blog post is published

After Years of Obstruction, Congress Passes Electronic Filing Requirement for Senate Candidates

Despite opposition from McConnell, legislation ending the use of paper forms for campaign finance reporting is close to becoming law.

Influence Primary category in which blog post is published

John McCain’s Replacement is a Revolving-Door Lobbyist

As a lobbyist, Kyl pushed legislative issues for private clients that he could vote on as a member of the Senate

Net Neutrality Primary category in which blog post is published

AT&T’s Top California Lobbyist Dodges Gift Ban and Ethics Requirements

By hiding his lobbying and not registering, AT&T’s Bill Devine can lobby the Legislature without following the restrictions of California’s Political Reform Act, a new complaint alleges.

Influence Primary category in which blog post is published

Florida Congressman Chairs the Board of Commercial Bank, Owns Stock Options

After the arrest of Rep. Chris Collins for insider trading made possible by his board seat at a pharmaceutical firm, Sludge has discovered another member of Congress who is on the board of a for-profit business.

Net Neutrality Primary category in which blog post is published

Telecom-Funded Groups Ask Congress to Oppose the Net Neutrality CRA on ‘Behalf of Conservatives Everywhere’

Despite claiming to speak for all conservatives, the letter comes from a particular subset of groups on the right—those that have received funding from the telecommunications industry.