20 in 20: Star Ledger Scathing Editorial on MacArthur

June 18, 2018

With just 20 weeks to go until Election Day, ECU will be spotlighting a different member of the Big Money 20 every week. This week, Congressman Tom MacArthur in New Jersey’s 3rd Congressional District is in the spotlight. We’ll dig into his record more this week, but a scathing opinion piece by the Star-Ledger Editorial Board on Friday did a […]

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USA TODAY: As more Dems reject corporate PAC money, a Texas Senate candidate’s PAC-free campaign pays off

June 18, 2018

Key Points: “An increasing number of Democratic congressional candidates are moving in that direction by rejecting donations from corporate PACs.” “More than 140 Democrats and two Republicans now campaigning for Congress have pledged to at least reject corporate PAC funding, and a handful of them have rejected all PAC money, like O’Rourke, according to a […]

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Florida Politics: FEC complaint charges Rick Scott with ‘soft money’ fundraising before Senate campaign launch

April 11, 2018

By: A.G. Gancarski Gov. Rick Scott, a newly-minted candidate for Senate, faces his first Federal Elections Commission complaint a day after his campaign launch. In comments Wednesday in Jacksonville, Scott disclaimed responsibility for the issue when we asked him if he had used the New Republican PAC, a federal Super PAC, to skirt campaign finance […]

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Salon: Arizona Republicans fight to protect dark-money donors from voters

April 5, 2018

By: Amanda Marcotte American cities have become increasingly liberal, while the Republican Party controls most state governments. In an effort to keep blue cities from passing local ordinances reflecting their values, Republicans legislators in state capitals have embraced pre-emption laws, preventing city governments from enacting all kinds of things: Protecting their residents from discrimination, for […]

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