Influence

New York Primary category in which blog post is published

After Losing to Ocasio-Cortez, Crowley’s PAC Spends Big at the Tracks

The leadership PAC associated with the Queens kingmaker spent thousands of dollars at horse racing tracks, hotels, airfare and meals.

Environment Primary category in which blog post is published

Democratic Opponents of ‘Green New Deal’ Committee Received Big Fossil Fuel Donations

New Jersey Rep. Frank Pallone, likely the new Energy Committee chairman, has received $178,000 from energy and natural resources interests this election cycle alone.

2018 Midterms Primary category in which blog post is published

Mississippi Senate Race: Where is the National Democratic Party?

In the final U.S. Senate contest, Mississippi Democratic candidate Mike Espy hasn’t gotten much help from the national party.

2018 Midterms Primary category in which blog post is published

The Verdict Is In: Rejecting Corporate Cash Wins Elections

Dozens of Democratic House candidates touted their rejection of corporate PAC donations, helping them raise individual contributions and oust incumbents.

2018 Midterms Primary category in which blog post is published

Facing a Consumer Advocate Challenger, Rep. Mimi Walters is Suddenly Popular With Wall Street Donors

For the first time, Walters' top donors this cycle come from the securities and investment industry, and Goldman Sachs in particular.

2018 Midterms Primary category in which blog post is published

Members of Congress Have Raised $150 Million for Potential “Slush Funds” This Cycle

In recent years, millions of dollars that corporations and interest groups give to politicians’ leadership PACs gets spent on meals, resorts, gulf outings, and other personal expenses.

2018 Midterms Primary category in which blog post is published

Private Prison Companies Spend Big to Boost Republican Brian Kemp in Georgia Governor’s Race

Georgia is home to four private prisons, and, unlike Kemp, Democratic candidate Stacy Abrams wants to get rid of them.

2018 Midterms Primary category in which blog post is published

With Control of Congress on the Line, Outside Spending Increases in New York Congressional Races

Outside spending on the state’s congressional races increased 20 percent between 2016 and 2018, according to Sludge’s analysis.

South Dakota Primary category in which blog post is published

Opposition to South Dakota Amendment to Regulate Lobbyists Funded by… Lobbyists

Meanwhile, six people from outside of South Dakota account for $150,000 of the roughly $400,000 that the support campaign raised.