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2020 Primary category in which blog post is published

Buttigieg Bundler is a Natural Gas Consultant at McKinsey

No Fossil Fuel Money Pledge organizers say the bundler’s personal contribution breaks the spirit of the pledge.

Climate Primary category in which blog post is published

Lawyers Defending ExxonMobil Are Big Biden Donors

Two of the Paul Weiss attorney who successfully defended ExxonMobil in New York against charges that it hid costs related to climate change have given maximum donations to former Vice President Joe Biden.

SLUDGE REPORT Primary category in which blog post is published

🚨 SLUDGE REPORT SPECIAL: Billionaires Are…Actually Good For Democracy? 🚨

This special edition focuses on some interesting developments in the Democratic presidential primary.

Climate Primary category in which blog post is published

Conservative Democrat Gets $100k from Oil & Gas PACs in Bid to Fend Off Surging Progressive

Attorney Jessica Cisneros is taking on the fossil fuel-friendly Democratic Texas Rep. Henry Cuellar in the 2020 primary.

Hate Primary category in which blog post is published

Nation’s Biggest Charity Is Funding Influential White Nationalist Group

A charitable nonprofit linked to Fidelity Investments has donated at least $100,000 to the New Century Foundation, the organization behind white nationalist publication American Renaissance, since mid-2015.

Elections Primary category in which blog post is published

Trump Settlement Admits Campaign Finance Crimes, Watchdog Says

Despite a signed settlement describing clear campaign finance violations, the FEC is unlikely to take action against President Trump because it lacks the quorum needed to make official decisions.

2020 Primary category in which blog post is published

McKinsey Employees Open Their Wallets for Alumnus Pete Buttigieg

Executives from the consulting firm’s energy, banking, and health care practices have maxed out to Mayor Pete's presidential campaign.

Hate Primary category in which blog post is published

Major Charity Finances Anti-Immigrant Hate Group Tied to Stephen Miller

The Foundation for the Carolinas says it “supports the needs of immigrants” but gave $1.9 million to the Center for Immigration Studies, which promotes white nationalist ideas, from 2015-18.