Dark Money

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.

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.

Hate Primary category in which blog post is published

Nation’s Biggest Charity Is Funding Influential White Nationalist Group

A charitable nonprofit linked to Fidelity Investments has donated at least $100,000 to the New Century Foundation, the organization behind white nationalist publication American Renaissance, since mid-2015.

Elections Primary category in which blog post is published

Trump Settlement Admits Campaign Finance Crimes, Watchdog Says

Despite a signed settlement describing clear campaign finance violations, the FEC is unlikely to take action against President Trump because it lacks the quorum needed to make official decisions.

Hate Primary category in which blog post is published

Major Charity Finances Anti-Immigrant Hate Group Tied to Stephen Miller

The Foundation for the Carolinas says it “supports the needs of immigrants” but gave $1.9 million to the Center for Immigration Studies, which promotes white nationalist ideas, from 2015-18.

Net Neutrality Primary category in which blog post is published

Kyrsten Sinema, the Only Anti-Net Neutrality Dem, Linked to Super PAC Run by a Comcast Lobbyist

The super PAC has made independent political expenditures to support Sinema's elections, and Sinema has directed donations to it through a PAC she used to chair.

Dark Money Primary category in which blog post is published

Who’s Behind Dems’ New $75 Million Ad Campaign?

The campaign is run by Acronym, a dark money group, but here are some clues as to who’s funding it.

Health Primary category in which blog post is published

CBO Health Panel Packed With Experts Tied to Anti-Medicare For All Groups

The 19-member panel that advises the Congressional Budget Office on health policy is flush with health insurance, pharmaceutical, and hospital interests.

Health Primary category in which blog post is published

This Pharma-Backed Astroturf Group Wants to Keep Your Drug Prices High

The Coalition Against Socialized Medicine, a project of the American Conservative Union, is advertising on Politico Playbook this week.