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Ebola Lobbying Goes Viral

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If you’re seeking reassurance on the Ebola threat, don’t look at the latest lobbying filings.

In the third quarter spanning July through September, 17 organizations specifically referred to the hemorrhagic fever — which has already caused… 312 more words

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Election to Cost Nearly $4 Billion, CRP Projects, Topping Previous Midterms

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Almost $4 billion will be spent for this year’s midterm election, the Center for Responsive Politics is projecting. That figure makes this year’s election… 1,208 more words

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Many Men Back Women Speak Out

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Anti-abortion super PAC Women Speak Out is making its voice heard in several tight Senate races this cycle. But given its most recent donors, that voice might be a few octaves lower than you might expect. 305 more words

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“Grassroots” Groups Flooded with Big Donor Cash in Third Quarter

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Big-dollar donations to outside spending groups in the third quarter appeared to be falling like manna from heaven.

Take, for instance, the largess of… 515 more words

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North Carolina Senate Race Now No. 1 All-Time in Outside Spending

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Thursday evening, the Koch-affiliated Freedom Partners Action Fund reported making a seven-figure ad buy attacking Sen. Kay Hagan (D-N.C.). With that buy, the North Carolina race passed… 297 more words

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Dave Brat’s New Buddies

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It appears Dave Brat has given up running on a shoestring for a new pair of Air Jordans.

The Republican nominee for Virginia’s 7th District congressional seat became a political celebrity overnight by defeating House Majority Leader… 609 more words

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