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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Omaha World Herald: Jane Raybould backed by group that opposes corporate campaign donations

March 29, 2018

By: Aaron Sanderfield A national group that encourages candidates to reject corporate contributions is endorsing Democrat Jane Raybould for the U.S. Senate. End Citizens United said it chose Raybould, a Lincoln grocery executive and city councilwoman, because she, unlike Republican U.S. Sen. Deb Fischer, seeks campaign finance reforms, including reducing the role of corporate campaign […]

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Politics PA: Outside Money Pours into PA-18 Special Election

March 7, 2018

By:  Paul Engelkemier Despite the special election for the 18th Congressional district is for a district that will not exist in this year’s primary election, outside money has been pouring into the race on both sides to push for the win. Both parties view the special election as a chance to show momentum ahead of […]

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Business Insider: A Democrat no one’s heard of just raised triple the amount Ted Cruz did, despite rejecting special interest money

March 1, 2018

By: Eliza Relman Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke, who’s hoping to unseat Sen. Ted Cruz, has raised triple the amount that Cruz has this year, despite banning all PAC money from his campaign. O’Rourke and campaign finance reform advocates argue that his fundraising success is in part attributable to his stance on money in politics. Recent polling […]

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