Digital

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.

Big Tech Has an App for Fighting Political Scrutiny: $$$$

As Big Tech has worked to establish its hard and soft power throughout Washington, this week's regulatory hearings showed signs that lawmakers' understanding of Silicon Valley's influence may be catching up.

Opinion
Election Security Primary category in which blog post is published

As He Blocks Election Security Bills, McConnell Takes Checks from Voting Machine Lobbyists

The bills McConnell is blocking would subject the voting machine vendors to new cybersecurity regulations and could reduce their overall sales to states.

2020 Primary category in which blog post is published

DCCC Vendors Work for Corporations Lobbying Against Democratic Policies

The DCCC has blacklisted vendors that work with progressive challengers, but it continues to pay those whose corporate clients work to block policies like net neutrality and Medicare for All.

FEC Dysfunction Now Threatens Democracy

As House Democrats call in witnesses to answer the questions raised by Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia report, Federal Election Commission officials should be at the top of their list.

Opinion

What the Mueller Report Tells Us About Campaign Finance Law and Foreign Interference

The report exposed vulnerabilities in our campaign finance system that extend far beyond Russia.

Opinion
2018 Midterms Primary category in which blog post is published

Republicans Are Outspending Democrats on Google Ads, Analysis Shows

In a Sludge exclusive, Data for Progress’ new report shows a big advantage for advertisers backing Republicans.