Elections

Michigan Primary category in which blog post is published

Judges Deciding Michigan Redistricting Measure Rake in Campaign Contributions from Opposition-Linked Groups

The justices on Michigan's Supreme Court that will decide the fate of a proposal to create an independent redistricting commission have received $336,000 from people and groups affiliated with the opposition.

Finance Primary category in which blog post is published

Gillibrand Has Received Big Campaign Donations from Puerto Rico Bondholders

New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand joins four liberal colleagues in sponsoring a bill to cancel Puerto Rico’s massive debt. But she has accepted campaign donations from executives of several hedge funds profiting from Puerto Rico’s obligations.

Finance Primary category in which blog post is published

Cuomo Campaign Bolstered by Puerto Rico Bondholders Causing Austerity in the Territory

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in Puerto Rico this week to help rebuilding efforts. But his reelection campaign has accepted five-figure donations from top financial executives whose firms’ demands have led to austerity measures there.

New York Primary category in which blog post is published

Attempting to Show Small-Donor Support, Cuomo Pads Numbers with Allies

Donations from individuals for $250 or less accounted for $63,694 of Cuomo’s $5.85 million haul, or 1.09 percent of the amount he’s raised since mid-January

Elections Primary category in which blog post is published

Government Employees Donate to White Supremacist Candidate

One foreign affairs officer, a county supervisor and two public university professors have made contributions to the House campaign of racist and anti-Semite Paul Nehlen.

Elections Primary category in which blog post is published

The Anti-Big Money PAC Backing Corporate-Financed Democrats

End Citizens United raises millions by railing against corporate money in politics, but they donate to members of Congress who finance their campaigns with corporate PACs.

Tech Primary category in which blog post is published

Amid Calls to Regulate Facebook, Politicians Spent $1.2 Million on Facebook Ads

Political spending on Facebook has nearly doubled since the last midterm elections.