Elections

California Primary category in which blog post is published

Multimillion-Dollar Contributions Dominate California Rent Control Initiative

In the first five days of October, contributions to the campaigns opposing and supporting Prop 10 reached nearly $13.8 million, putting it on track to surpass the $23.7 million contributed in August.

Dark Money Primary category in which blog post is published

Former Dark Money Lobbyist Who Guided Kavanaugh Will Provide Critical Confirmation Vote

Watchdog groups call on Sen. Jon Kyl to recuse himself after recent work as a lobbyist for the Judicial Crisis Network and serving as Kavanaugh's 'sherpa' through the confirmation process.

2018 Midterms Primary category in which blog post is published

Dems in ‘Toss-up’ Races Turn to Wall Street for Campaign Funds

After voting to deregulate the banks, Senate Democrats in close races are funding their campaigns with bank industry money

Elections Primary category in which blog post is published

“Dark Money” Film Can’t Stop Following The Money

"Dark Money", a documentary about shadowy election spending in Montana and transparency in campaign finance, is available online through October 31st on the POV Docs website.

New York Primary category in which blog post is published

Another New York Political Group May Have Illegally Spent Money on Primary

A nearly invisible group calling itself the Truth in Democracy Coalition distributed flyers attacking a New York State Senate candidate without registering as a political committee.

Dark Money Donors to be Revealed as SCOTUS Rejects Rove Group’s Stay Request

Group that make more than $250 in independent expenditures to influence elections must now publicly disclose donors who give more than $200.

New York Primary category in which blog post is published

Citizens’ Group Files Complaint Against Mystery Club Connected to New York State Senator

After Sludge exposed an unregistered political group in New York City, government watchdog Reinvent Albany has filed a formal complaint against the group, the Northeast Brooklyn Democratic Club, which likely violated campaign finance laws.

Influence Primary category in which blog post is published

After Years of Obstruction, Congress Passes Electronic Filing Requirement for Senate Candidates

Despite opposition from McConnell, legislation ending the use of paper forms for campaign finance reporting is close to becoming law.

New York Primary category in which blog post is published

New York Special Interests Unload Outside Money to Help GOP-Aligned Dems

Unions, charter school boosters, the hospital lobby and other special interests have spent $2.2 million on independent expenditures in New York state races this year. Of the Senate spending, 69 percent is benefiting Democrats who have aligned with Republicans.