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Tobacco Money Fuels Controversial Pro-Trump Policy Group
Andrew Perez | June 26, 2018
The country’s second-biggest tobacco company has been a top funder of the controversial “dark money” organization created to promote President Donald Trump’s legislative agenda,
Corporate Political Action Committees Pour $120 Million into Congressional Campaigns for 2018 Midterms
Alec Saslow and Laura Curlin | June 18, 2018
Members of Congress have raked in more than $120 million from corporate political action committees since January 2017. Almost two-thirds has gone to Republicans, according to a MapLight analysis.
MapLight Suing New Jersey, Chris Christie for Release of Jared Kushner Correspondence
Andrew Perez and Frank Bass | June 13, 2018
MapLight filed a lawsuit today to force New Jersey officials to release copies of correspondence between former Gov. Chris Christie’s office and senior White House adviser Jared Kushner.
Seven Candidates-Turned-Trump Cabinet Members Continue Spending Campaign Funds
Frank Bass |
Seven current or former members of President Donald Trump’s Cabinet have spent almost $450,000 in political campaign funds since being confirmed by the U.S. Senate.
Southern Co. Joins Dow, CVS in Cutting Off Support for Pro-Trump Dark Money Organization
Andrew Perez |
Three major corporate donors to a pro-Trump nonprofit whose officials have expressed racist, anti-Muslim, and anti-Semitic sentiments announced this weekend they would stop giving money to the dark money organization.
Southern Co., CVS, Dow Chemical Funding Trump Dark Money Group Tied to Racist, Anti-Semitic Views
Andrew Perez |
Three Fortune 500 companies have donated at least $1.6 million to a controversial pro-Trump “dark money” organization that’s been criticized for racist, sexist, homophobic, and anti-Muslim sentiments expressed by its staff.
Charter School Advocates Spend Record High in CA Governor’s Race
Alec Saslow |
A political committee backed by wealthy donors who support charter schools has spent more than $15 million on the California governor’s race -- the most by any single independent expenditure committee in a California governor’s race since online data has been available.
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