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2020

Gerrymandering Primary category in which blog post is published

With Deceptive Measure, Missouri GOP Wins Back Power to Gerrymander

Voters approved a measure from state Republicans that reverses redistricting reforms passed on the ballot on 2018 while also making virtually meaningless tweaks to lobbying and campaign finance laws.

Quick Hits Primary category in which blog post is published

Qualcomm Billionaires Launch Last Minute Attack on Granddaughter’s Progressive Opponent

Sara Jacobs' billionaire grandparents have given $3 million to the super PAC now attacking her opponent, Bernie Sanders-endorsed Georgette Gomez.

Wall Street’s Biggest Supporter Could Lose Her House Seat

Ann Wagner, a senior Republican on the House Financial Services Committee, is in danger of losing a seat in suburban St. Louis, despite millions in bank donations.

Finance Primary category in which blog post is published

Tillis Pushed Deregulation That Helps His Top Donor, Blackstone Group, Bilk Small Investors

Besides being Tillis’ top campaign donor, Blackstone’s CEO has given $20 million to a super PAC attacking Democratic challenger Cal Cunningham.

Democracy Primary category in which blog post is published

Republican Texas Judges Get Big Money Boost Ahead of Redistricting

Oil and gas billionaires, private equity firms, and GOP megadonors are funding ads that aim to keep the Texas Supreme Court entirely in Republican hands as state voting trends shift from red to purple.

Democracy Primary category in which blog post is published

Campaign Against ‘Dark Money’ Disclosure in Alaska Keeps Hiding Its Donors

The donors include the super PAC arm of Charles Koch's main political nonprofit and the Republican State Leadership Committee.

Democracy Primary category in which blog post is published

The ‘Dark Money’ Behind a Pro-Gerrymandering Measure in Missouri

The campaign behind a ballot measure to reverse Missouri's voter-approved redistricting reforms did not raise money from a single Missouri resident, instead relying on funding from GOP party groups and nondisclosing conservative nonprofits.

Quick Hits Primary category in which blog post is published

Billionaire Trump Megadonors Behind Group That Promoted Scott Atlas as an Anti-Fauci

It's the same group that promoted hydroxychloroquine to the president in March.

Democracy Primary category in which blog post is published

Arizona Judge Reinstates GOP Law Shielding ‘Dark Money’

The state's clean elections commission will now be required to defer to the IRS on which political spending groups can keep their donors secret.