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As Millions of Americans Spent Time Commenting on Net Neutrality, Internet Providers Spent $1.12 For Each Comment
Frank Bass | December 13, 2017
Three of the largest internet service providers and their trade association have spent at least $26.3 million on lobbying the federal government since April 1 -- about $1.12 for every public comment filed with the government on a repeal of net neutrality rules.
Deluge of Last-Minute Money Narrows Moore’s Financial Gap in Tight Alabama Senate Race
Margaret Sessa-Hawkins | December 08, 2017
A late spending spree by outside conservative organizations is helping narrow the financial gap between former U.S. Attorney Doug Jones and his Republican opponent, former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore.
Foreign Lobbyists Contributed More Than $4.5 Million to Candidates in 2016 Elections
Andrew Perez, David Sirota, Jay Cassano | December 04, 2017
Data compiled by MapLight and the International Business Times illustrates that foreign government lobbyists are delivering millions of dollars of campaign cash to elected officials in Washington.
Tax Returns Identify Dark Money Organization As Source of GOP Supreme Court Attacks
Andrew Perez and Margaret Sessa-Hawkins |
A dark money organization that has spent millions to finance conservative causes was the source of the $17 million spent to keep Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s seat in Republican hands, tax documents reviewed by MapLight reveal.
Top GOP Law Enforcement Chiefs Held Secret Weekend Event at Trump Florida Resort
Andrew Perez |
Republican state law enforcement chiefs dined with their top donors at President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort last weekend, according to an agenda obtained by MapLight through a public records request.
Moderate Democratic Senators Launch Joint Fundraising Effort
Andrew Perez |
Moderate Republicans aren’t the only politicians running scared: A handful of Democratic senators are banding together to raise money for their 2018 reelection contests.
Dark Money Group Received Massive Donation In Fight Against Obama’s Supreme Court Nominee
Margaret Sessa-Hawkins and Andrew Perez |
A dark money organization that spent $7 million to block former President Obama’s Supreme Court pick received just three donations between 2015 and 2016, but one transaction really counted: A single $17.9 million contribution from a mystery donor.
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