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2020

2020 Primary category in which blog post is published

Farmers Reject Biden’s Pro-Corporate Rural Advisers

Heidi Heitkamp and Tom Vilsack are promoting a failed strategy for rural America. Biden would win support if he broke from that and took on Big Ag.

Health Primary category in which blog post is published

Hospital Lobby Shells Out For Its ‘Friend in Washington’ Richie Neal

The American Hospital Association is boosting the Massachusetts Democrat who blocked surprise billing reform.

Climate Primary category in which blog post is published

Kennedy to Refund Donations From Fossil Fuel Lobbyist

A lobbyist for natural gas and pipeline companies gave Kennedy the legal maximum contribution, a violation of the No Fossil Fuel Money pledge that Kennedy signed.

How To Make Campaign Ads Less Terrible

A permanent, publicly-accessible archive of all campaign ads would make it easier to hold politicians accountable for what they say

Opinion
Democracy Primary category in which blog post is published

Here Are the Billionaires Funding Trump’s Voter Suppression Lawsuits

Dozens of billionaires have donated to the RNC's legal fund that is being used to fight against expanded access to mail voting.

Kamala Harris’ Deep History Of Letting Facebook Off The Hook

Vice president candidate Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) has gone easy on Facebook and tech giants for years, and in her 2020 presidential bid she was rewarded with many maxed-out contributions from Silicon Valley executives.

Opinion
2020 Primary category in which blog post is published

In Race for Open Kennedy Seat, Pharma and Private Equity Execs Cut Big Checks

While candidates in the race for Joe Kennedy's seat have sworn off super PAC backing and corporate PAC money, many are still accepting large donations from powerful health care CEOs, pharma lobbyists, and private equity firms.

Climate Primary category in which blog post is published

Following Sludge Report, Kennedy’s Trust Fund Sells Fossil Fuel Stocks

Rep. Joe Kennedy said this week that his family trusts had divested from oil and gas company stocks, though one of the funds recently bought stock in Berkshire Hathaway, a conglomerate which owns natural gas and coal companies.

Finance Primary category in which blog post is published

Joe Kennedy, a Top Recipient of Hedge Fund Cash, Declined to Back Tax Fairness Act

Unlike his Democratic Senate primary opponent Sen. Ed Markey, Rep. Joe Kennedy has declined in multiple sessions to co-sponsor legislation to end the carried interest tax loophole enjoyed by hedge fund and private equity managers.