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Ayers’ Firewall: Separating Perdue’s Campaign From the Outside Groups

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Earlier this week, we detailed how a mysterious Ohio nonprofit suddenly materialized in two separate races to run attack ads. The only thing those two races had in common was that the candidate who benefited from the attack ads employed consulting firms run by a man named Nick Ayers. 1,024 more words

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In New York’s 19th, Cash is Always Greener

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In New York’s 19th district, a race between a former Army colonel, Republican Rep. Chris Gibson, and Sean Eldridge, the husband of Facebook co-founder and The New Republic publisher Chris Hughes, would seem to be a study in contrasts. 985 more words

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Immigration, Net Neutrality Help Trigger Big Spending Increases in 2nd Quarter Lobbying

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Lobbying filings for the second quarter show that the public debate often seeps into the advocacy efforts of companies. This year: immigration, net neutrality and the right to channel a broadcast program using a tiny antenna have caused several companies to spend big in order to influence legislators. 1,164 more words

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Lobbying in First Six Months Almost Level With Previous Year

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Spending on K Street through the first half of this year is barely lower than it was last year — perhaps an early sign that the lobbying industry is coming out of its slide. 673 more words

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Millennials: Are Your Favorite Brands Influencing Politics?

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Studies have confirmed several statistics about the group known as millennials, the generation born between 1980 and 2000. They’re on track to be the most educated generation to date, they’re getting married significantly later in life, and they’re in debt. 1,084 more words

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One GOP Consultant, Two Campaigns and a Snarl of Outside Groups

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Bruce Rauner is a Chicago billionaire who has never held political office, yet this spring he mowed down a crowd of rivals and claimed the GOP nomination to be Illinois’ next governor. 3,049 more words

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Casinos Chip In On Bill to Ban Online Gaming

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Casinos are upping the ante over a ban on online gaming being considered in Congress, recent lobbying filings show. The Restoration of America’s Wire Act, introduced in March by Sen. 975 more words

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