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2018 Midterms Primary category in which blog post is published

Dems in ‘Toss-up’ Races Turn to Wall Street for Campaign Funds

After voting to deregulate the banks, Senate Democrats in close races are funding their campaigns with bank industry money

Finance Primary category in which blog post is published

New York Pension Chief Cashes in on Natural Gas

New York state’s chief investment officer invested millions of retirement dollars in a fossil fuel company – and then joined the company’s board the same week she retired.

Net Neutrality Primary category in which blog post is published

AT&T’s Top California Lobbyist Dodges Gift Ban and Ethics Requirements

By hiding his lobbying and not registering, AT&T’s Bill Devine can lobby the Legislature without following the restrictions of California’s Political Reform Act, a new complaint alleges.

Influence Primary category in which blog post is published

Florida Congressman Chairs the Board of Commercial Bank, Owns Stock Options

After the arrest of Rep. Chris Collins for insider trading made possible by his board seat at a pharmaceutical firm, Sludge has discovered another member of Congress who is on the board of a for-profit business.

Finance Primary category in which blog post is published

Kirsten Gillibrand Has Received Big Contributions from Puerto Rico Bondholders

New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand joins four liberal colleagues in sponsoring a bill to cancel Puerto Rico’s massive debt. But she has accepted campaign donations from executives of several hedge funds profiting from Puerto Rico’s obligations.

Finance Primary category in which blog post is published

Cuomo Campaign Bolstered by Puerto Rico Bondholders Causing Austerity in the Territory

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in Puerto Rico this week to help rebuilding efforts. But his reelection campaign has accepted five-figure donations from top financial executives whose firms’ demands have led to austerity measures there.

Elections Primary category in which blog post is published

In Crowded Upstate Primary, Delgado Heads To Battleground Race

Attorney Antonio Delgado was the fundraising leader in the jam-packed primary, raising $2.28 million this election cycle.