Elections

2018 Midterms Primary category in which blog post is published

Corporate-Funded Outside Groups Spend Big on Hyde-Smith After ‘Public Hanging’ Comment

Mississippi Sen. Hyde-Smith has benefited from $3.7 million in outside spending since her racist remark was made public.

2018 Midterms Primary category in which blog post is published

Days After Saying It Would Request a Refund, Amgen’s PAC Appeared to Give More Money to Cindy Hyde-Smith

Amgen is one of several companies that said they would request campaign contribution refunds following Hyde-Smith’s “public hanging” comment.

2018 Midterms Primary category in which blog post is published

Amgen Requested Refund From Hyde-Smith, but Its CEO Donated to Party Committee Supporting Her

Amgen’s PAC asked for a refund after Hyde-Smith made an enthusiastic remark about a public hanging.

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After Losing to Ocasio-Cortez, Crowley’s PAC Spends Big at the Tracks

The leadership PAC associated with the Queens kingmaker spent thousands of dollars at horse racing tracks, hotels, airfare and meals.

2018 Midterms Primary category in which blog post is published

Mississippi Senate Race: Where is the National Democratic Party?

In the final U.S. Senate contest, Mississippi Democratic candidate Mike Espy hasn’t gotten much help from the national party.

2018 Midterms Primary category in which blog post is published

The Verdict Is In: Rejecting Corporate Cash Wins Elections

Dozens of Democratic House candidates touted their rejection of corporate PAC donations, helping them raise individual contributions and oust incumbents.

2018 Midterms Primary category in which blog post is published

Senate Roundup: How Much Did Your Midterm Vote for Senate Cost?

While Florida is on track to be the most expensive senate race this cycle, Montana and North Dakota have the highest cost per vote.

2018 Midterms Primary category in which blog post is published

Tens of Millions in Mystery Money Funded Final Weeks of Midterm Ads

In the final three weeks before Election Day, super PACs spent nearly $90 million on political ads without disclosing who funded them.

Elections Primary category in which blog post is published

Evaluating the Seattle Democracy Voucher Experiment

A 2017 program showed "democracy vouchers" for Seattle elections doubled the amount of users over traditional cash donors, and that participants were more representative of the city's population in terms of income, race, and age.