Longtime lobbyist Josh Winegarner is benefiting from huge spending by his cattle industry employer in the Republican runoff against Ronny Jackson, former White House doctor to President Trump.
After Mike Bloomberg transferred a leftover $18 million from his campaign to the Democratic National Committee, watchdog groups are calling on the Federal Election Commission to close the loophole allowing unlimited donations to a party—but the agency still has no meetings scheduled.
The rule, which takes effect today, allows dark money nonprofits to cease reporting information to the IRS that the government would need to enforce campaign finance laws.
A progressive challenge for Trump’s favorite New Jersey Democrat
With preparation time running short, Connecticut, Kentucky, and South Carolina recently expanded access to absentee ballot requests, as court challenges play out in Missouri, Tennessee, and Texas around vote-by-mail during the pandemic.
The Florida fundraiser was just the beginning of Rep. Eliot Engel’s (D-N.Y.) absence from his district as it suffered from one of the worst coronavirus outbreaks in the country.
Ten of the 17 votes in the Resolutions Committee against holding a climate-focused presidential debate last year came from members put forward by DNC Chair Tom Perez.
From dark money to public funding for elections, here’s where three remaining presidential candidates stand on money in politics.
In Connecticut and Maine, legislators who participated in public campaign financing programs led breakthroughs in passing paid sick leave policies for workers.
Rep. Richard Neal (D-Mass.) received $54,000 from lobbyists for private equity and pharmaceutical interests that opposed a bipartisan surprise medical billing deal in the weeks after he stymied the deal with a last-minute counterproposal.