2018 Midterms

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Top GOP Lawmakers Bankroll Candidate Who Said Islam Was the Work of Satan

Dozens of Republican members of Congress have donated to the campaign of Mark Harris, a far-right evangelical who hopes to represent N.C. in the House.

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Paul Ryan-Linked Super PAC Dominates Spending in Race to Choose His Replacement

Eighty-six percent of outside spending in the battleground district has come from a Ryan-aligned super PAC, whose rush of fear-mongering immigration ads are funded largely by the billionaire mega-donor Adelsons.

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Facing a Consumer Advocate Challenger, Rep. Mimi Walters is Suddenly Popular With Wall Street Donors

For the first time, Walters' top donors this cycle come from the securities and investment industry, and Goldman Sachs in particular.

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Members of Congress Have Raised $150 Million for Potential “Slush Funds” This Cycle

In recent years, millions of dollars that corporations and interest groups give to politicians’ leadership PACs gets spent on meals, resorts, gulf outings, and other personal expenses.

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Private Prison Companies Spend Big to Boost Republican Brian Kemp in Georgia Governor’s Race

Georgia is home to four private prisons, and, unlike Kemp, Democratic candidate Stacy Abrams wants to get rid of them.

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With Control of Congress on the Line, Outside Spending Increases in New York Congressional Races

Outside spending on the state’s congressional races increased 20 percent between 2016 and 2018, according to Sludge’s analysis.

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Senator-Turned-Oil-Lobbyist Phonebanks With Heidi Heitkamp

The lobbyist campaigns for North Dakota’s incumbent senator as one of her clients is seeking to expand a controversial oil pipeline in the state.

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Despite White Supremacist Statements, Steve King Still Getting Corporate Cash

After dozens of media reports that GOP Rep. Steve King left a tour of Auschwitz to give an interview to an Austrian, neo-Nazi-linked publication, King keeps getting campaign cash.

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Trump’s Megadonors Contribute to Racist House Candidate Disavowed by GOP

Poultry magnate Ronald Cameron and Mar-a-Lago member Anthony Lomangino maxed out to the congressional campaign of disgraced racist Seth Grossman of New Jersey.