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2020 Primary category in which blog post is published

Where the 2020 Candidates Stand on Campaign Finance

Sludge is tracking the 2020 presidential candidates’ money-in-politics promises.

2020 Primary category in which blog post is published

Shunning Corporate PACs Won’t End Corporate Influence in Elections

Swearing off corporate PAC money is "mostly symbolic," says one campaign finance expert.

Climate Primary category in which blog post is published

Trade Group for Small, Independent Oil Producers Has Deep Ties to Big Oil

Through think tanks, academia, and its own public education website, the Independent Petroleum Association of America is intertwined with many of the largest oil and gas companies in the world.

Hate Primary category in which blog post is published

Following Sludge Report, Coalition Launches Campaign to End Hate Group Funding

More than 20 philanthropists, foundations, and donor-advised fund providers launched their “Hate Is Not Charitable” campaign on March 20.

Hate Primary category in which blog post is published

America’s Biggest Christian Charity Funnels Tens of Millions to Hate Groups

The National Christian Foundation passed along $56 million from anonymous individuals to nearly two dozen anti-LGBT and anti-Muslim hate groups over the last three years on record.

Hate Primary category in which blog post is published

Charles Koch Continues to Bankroll the Tucker Carlson-Founded Daily Caller

Two of Charles Koch’s foundations gave the Daily Caller News Foundation nearly $1 million in 2017, close to 40 percent of its annual revenue.

Influence Primary category in which blog post is published

This Campaign Finance Loophole Gives Rich Politicians a Big Fundraising Advantage

Several top Republican Senate candidates used their personal wealth to exceed donation limits in 2018

Hate Primary category in which blog post is published

EXPOSED: Major Charities Are Helping Anonymous Donors Fund Anti-Muslim Films

Four giant donor-advised funds gave the hate group Clarion Project $4.4 million from mid-2014 through 2017.

Koch Primary category in which blog post is published

Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Advises Koch-Funded University Center

The center's director has ties to neo-Confederate figures.