Elections

Democracy Primary category in which blog post is published

‘Bloomberg Loophole’ Paves the Way for Rich Donors to Ignore Contribution Limits

After Mike Bloomberg transferred a leftover $18 million from his campaign to the Democratic National Committee, watchdog groups are calling on the Federal Election Commission to close the loophole allowing unlimited donations to a party—but the agency still has no meetings scheduled.

Dark Money Primary category in which blog post is published

Trump Admin Finalizes Rule That Could Protect Foreign Dark Money in Elections

The rule, which takes effect today, allows dark money nonprofits to cease reporting information to the IRS that the government would need to enforce campaign finance laws.

2020 Primary category in which blog post is published

Arati Kreibich vs. the Human Fundraising Machine

A progressive challenge for Trump’s favorite New Jersey Democrat

Democracy Primary category in which blog post is published

Three More States Expand Vote-By-Mail, Leaving Five Holdouts

With preparation time running short, Connecticut, Kentucky, and South Carolina recently expanded access to absentee ballot requests, as court challenges play out in Missouri, Tennessee, and Texas around vote-by-mail during the pandemic.

2020 Primary category in which blog post is published

As His District Became a Coronavirus Hotspot, Engel Jetted to Florida Resort

The Florida fundraiser was just the beginning of Rep. Eliot Engel’s (D-N.Y.) absence from his district as it suffered from one of the worst coronavirus outbreaks in the country.

DNC Primary category in which blog post is published

Here Are the Corporate Lobbyists on the DNC Committee That Blocked the Climate Debate

Ten of the 17 votes in the Resolutions Committee against holding a climate-focused presidential debate last year came from members put forward by DNC Chair Tom Perez.

Democracy Primary category in which blog post is published

Where Biden, Trump, and Amash Stand on Campaign Finance

From dark money to public funding for elections, here’s where three remaining presidential candidates stand on money in politics.

Democracy Primary category in which blog post is published

States and Cities With Public Campaign Financing Lead on Paid Sick Leave Policies

In Connecticut and Maine, legislators who participated in public campaign financing programs led breakthroughs in passing paid sick leave policies for workers.

Health Primary category in which blog post is published

Neal Took Big Bucks From Lobbyists While Killing a Surprise Medical Bills Fix

Rep. Richard Neal (D-Mass.) received $54,000 from lobbyists for private equity and pharmaceutical interests that opposed a bipartisan surprise medical billing deal in the weeks after he stymied the deal with a last-minute counterproposal.