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Climate Primary category in which blog post is published

Dems Skirt ‘No Fossil Fuel Money’ Pledge as Trump Rakes in Oil and Gas Donations

Despite almost all Democratic candidates signing onto the No Fossil Fuel Pledge, oil and gas executives and lobbyists, and other executives with clear interests tied to fossil fuel companies, are finding ways to give money to candidates.

Lobbying Primary category in which blog post is published

DSCC Raked In Cash From Health Care and Fossil Fuel Lobbyists Before Endorsing Hickenlooper

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is intervening in Colorado’s crowded Senate primary to boost a candidate who opposes Medicare for All and the Green New Deal.

Koch Primary category in which blog post is published

Here Are Koch Industries’ Favorite Democrats

Four of the most conservative House Democrats have consistently received donations from the PAC of the company run by America’s most powerful libertarian.

The DNC is Taking Thousands From Fossil Fuel Executives

As it rejects a climate debate, the DNC is taking big contributions from individuals who own and run companies that profit from the burning of oil, gas, and coal.

Energy Primary category in which blog post is published

Guaidó Defends Chevron, Funder of U.S. Regime Change Organization

Chevron has been a loyal donor to the International Republican Institute, a nonprofit with ties to the U.S. Republican party that has worked for decades to strengthen the political opposition in Venezuela.

Koch Primary category in which blog post is published

As Charles Koch Cultivates Anti-War Image, Koch Industries Profits from Defense Contracts

The right-wing billionaire has teamed up with unlikely ally George Soros on “military restraint,” but Koch Industries subsidiaries make millions by supplying the Navy with circuitry.

Climate Primary category in which blog post is published

Facing a Green New Deal Backer, Lipinski Gets a Boost From Oil and Gas PACs

Fossil fuel company PACs flocked to centrist Democrat Rep. Dan Lipinski after his progressive primary challenger entered the race.

2020 Primary category in which blog post is published

Democratic Leaders Rake in Corporate Cash as ‘the Squad’ Sticks With Small Donors

A Sludge analysis of new second-quarter campaign finance reports has found that the Democratic leaders in the House combined to take in nearly $1.2 million in contributions from corporate and trade association PACs.

Climate Primary category in which blog post is published

Leader of Centrist Climate Caucus Has Millions Invested in Oil and Gas Companies

Rep. Rooney, who is reviving the bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus, favors a carbon tax plan that mirrors a proposal put forth by the fossil fuel industry.