2020

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.

2020 Primary category in which blog post is published

Cattle Lobbyist Running for Congress Backed by Cattle Lobbyist-Funded Super PAC

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.

2020 Primary category in which blog post is published

Engel’s Top Donor is an AIPAC-Tied Group That Backs Powerful GOP Politicians

Pro-Israel America PAC has given Engel at least $127,981 this cycle.

2020 Primary category in which blog post is published

AOC Attacked by Super PAC Funded by Primary Opponent’s Husband

Mailers and digital media opposing Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are being distributed by a super PAC that has received the majority of its funding from Stephen Dizard, the husband of her primary opponent, Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.

2020 Primary category in which blog post is published

NY Candidate and Pharma Heir Faces Questions on Drug Pricing Independence

After months of questions from local activists, Adam Schleifer, running in the NY-17 Democratic primary, tells Sludge he supports a Senate bill that sets price restrictions on drugs developed with public funding.

2020 Primary category in which blog post is published

Klobuchar Worked With Law Enforcement Group to Increase Police Budgets

The possible Democratic vice presidential pick sought to dramatically increase the budget for a key cop-hiring program created by Joe Biden’s 1994 crime bill.

Dark Money Primary category in which blog post is published

‘Dark Money’ Groups Back Engel Against Progressive Challenger Bowman

Two nonprofits, recently incorporated in Delaware, have spent $260,000 on ads and mailers backing Engel. The groups are not required to reveal their donors.

Democracy Primary category in which blog post is published

‘Bloomberg Loophole’ Paves the Way for Rich Donors to Ignore Contribution Limits

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.

2020 Primary category in which blog post is published

Arati Kreibich vs. the Human Fundraising Machine

A progressive challenge for Trump’s favorite New Jersey Democrat