Digital

Media Primary category in which blog post is published

Pollster Who Says Voters Want a GOP Senate Is Profiting From the Re-Election of Perdue and Loeffler

News outlets covering Mark Penn's finding that voters want at least one of Loeffler or Perdue to be re-elected failed to mention that his digital firm is being paid millions to produce pro-Loeffler and pro-Perdue campaign materials.

DNC Primary category in which blog post is published

Lawyer Celebrated as Democracy ‘Hero’ Gutted Campaign Finance Laws

From paving the way for super PACs to helping tech companies dodge disclosure rules, Democratic superlawyer Marc Elias has for years worked to empower Big Money political donors.

Democracy Primary category in which blog post is published

Campaign Against ‘Dark Money’ Disclosure in Alaska Keeps Hiding Its Donors

The donors include the super PAC arm of Charles Koch's main political nonprofit and the Republican State Leadership Committee.

Digital Primary category in which blog post is published

Firm With Deep Ties to Facebook’s Election Integrity Partners Busted for Meddling in Latin America Elections

Employees scrubbed from the D.C. firm's website after it was caught running social media disinformation networks in Latin America have deep and long-standing ties to groups employed by Facebook to defend global election integrity.

Democracy Primary category in which blog post is published

New Bill Seeks to Bring Lobbying Out of the Shadows

The Lobbying Disclosure Reform Act of 2020 would add “strategic lobbying services” to the influence-seeking activities that would have to be publicly reported, among other provisions aimed at strengthening disclosure.

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
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.

Democracy Primary category in which blog post is published

Where Biden, Trump, and Amash Stand on Campaign Finance

From dark money to public funding for elections, here’s where three remaining presidential candidates stand on money in politics.

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.