2020

Health Primary category in which blog post is published

Dems’ Health Insurer Bailout Follows Bundled Checks from the Industry’s Lobbyists

Health insurance lobbyists have collected nearly a quarter of a million dollars for the DCCC so far this cycle.

Democracy Primary category in which blog post is published

Dark Money Pours Into Wisconsin Supreme Court Race

In the week before the election, incumbent Daniel Kelly has benefited from a last minute surge in spending by groups with ties to the Judicial Crisis Network.

DNC Primary category in which blog post is published

Tom Perez Put Corporate Lobbyists in Charge of the DNC’s Budget

Six of the ten members of the DNC Budget and Finance Committee are at-large, put forward by Chair Tom Perez, and several are lobbyists or investment heads for the fossil fuel industry.

Health Primary category in which blog post is published

Biden Sides With Big Pharma Against Plan That Could Make Coronavirus Vaccine Affordable

In contrast with Sanders and other Democrats, Biden has not embraced a key executive authority for driving down the cost of pharmaceuticals developed with federally-funded research, like the coronavirus vaccine that is currently being tested.

DNC Primary category in which blog post is published

Corporate Lobbyists Control the Rules at the DNC

Two-thirds of DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee members are corporate lobbyists or corporate consultants, including ten at-large DNC members appointed by DNC Chair Tom Perez.

2020 Primary category in which blog post is published

Biden, Buttigieg, and Klobuchar Backed By Vulture Funds Set to Profit From Puerto Rico

The candidates say they support Puerto Rico, but they are holding onto campaign contributions from executives at hedge funds that recently negotiated an agreement that would force Puerto Rico to make cash payments, limiting funds available for the island's rebuilding efforts.

Transportation Primary category in which blog post is published

Lipinski ‘Proud’ of Endorsement From Railroad Lobbyist

Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-Ill.) gave the railroad industry multiple benefits as chair of the Railroad Subcommittee before receiving the endorsement of CSX lobbyist Tom Livingston.

Fact Check: Does Bernie Sanders Get Support From Big-Money Super PACs?

Elizabeth Warren lumped Sanders in with fellow contenders who are getting millions of dollars worth of help from outside groups funded by corporate executives.

2020 Primary category in which blog post is published

Buttigieg Skirts Anti-Corruption Laws by Campaigning With ‘Dark Money’ Group

Despite ban on coordination between PACs and campaigns, Pete Buttigieg appeared at an event hosted by a "dark money" affiliate of a super PAC that is backing him.