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Unleashed by Citizens United: Energy, Utility Giants Poured $60 Million Into 2017 Campaigns
Frank Bass | April 24, 2019
About three dozen of the nation’s largest energy and utility companies pumped almost $60 million into campaign committees, ballot measures, trade associations, and nonprofits during 2017.
House Democrats’ Campaign Arm on Pace To Double Donations From Corporate Lobbyists
Andrew Perez and Alex Kotch | April 23, 2019
Corporate lobbyists collected almost $1 million for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) during the first quarter of 2019, according to an analysis by MapLight and Sludge.
To Provide True Transparency, Technology Companies Need to Work Together
Ann M. Ravel | April 19, 2019
Efforts at self-regulation by technology companies fall far short of providing the true transparency necessary to inform voters about who is trying to influence them.
New Analysis Finds Outside Groups Poured $15 Million Into 2018 Missouri Elections
Alec Saslow |
A new MapLight analysis of campaign finance records in Missouri found that organizations seeking to influence the 2018 Missouri elections spent more than $15 million on state candidate races and ballot measures.
Top Hospital Lobbyist Predicts Pelosi Won’t Give “Medicare for All” A Vote
Andrew Perez and Alex Kotch |
A top hospital lobbyist told a room of health care executives this week not to worry about Medicare for All and suggested that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., won’t let the idea come up for a vote during the current Congress.
Health-Care Corporations Flooded Political Campaigns With Cash in 2017
Frank Bass |
The nation’s largest health-care corporations gave at least $61 million directly to political campaigns, nonprofits, ballot initiatives, and trade associations during 2017.
Corporate Lobbyists Providing More Bundled Donations to Dem Congressional Committee
Andrew Perez and Alex Kotch |
Corporate lobbyists are raising an increasing amount of money for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) at a time when the House Democrats’ campaign arm is taking fire from the left for its effort to freeze out primary challengers.
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