Articles By Donald Shaw

2018 Midterms Primary category in which blog post is published

Dems Who Rejected Corporate PACs Took Money from Corporate-Funded NewDemPAC

NewDemPAC receives contributions from PACs of nearly every major American corporation.

Michigan Primary category in which blog post is published

Darker Money: Michigan Senate Passes Bill Making Dark Money Disclosure a Crime

The bill comes as Michigan’s Secretary of State-elect has pledged to increase transparency of dark money

Net Neutrality Primary category in which blog post is published

Here’s How Much Money Dems Not Backing Net Neutrality CRA Get from Comcast, Verizon and AT&T

All but 17 House Democrats have signaled they want to use the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to restore net neutrality rules.

2018 Midterms Primary category in which blog post is published

Days After Saying It Would Request a Refund, Amgen’s PAC Appeared to Give More Money to Cindy Hyde-Smith

Amgen is one of several companies that said they would request campaign contribution refunds following Hyde-Smith’s “public hanging” comment.

Defense Primary category in which blog post is published

It’s Not Just Trump: Defense-Backed Lawmakers Are Also Standing With the Saudis

A Sludge analysis shows that lawmakers with large campaign contributions from the defense industry are more likely to defend the U.S. military's relationship with Saudi Arabia.

2018 Midterms Primary category in which blog post is published

Facing a Consumer Advocate Challenger, Rep. Mimi Walters is Suddenly Popular With Wall Street Donors

For the first time, Walters' top donors this cycle come from the securities and investment industry, and Goldman Sachs in particular.

2018 Midterms Primary category in which blog post is published

Senator-Turned-Oil-Lobbyist Phonebanks With Heidi Heitkamp

The lobbyist campaigns for North Dakota’s incumbent senator as one of her clients is seeking to expand a controversial oil pipeline in the state.

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.