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Email #197: "closer than it should be"

I’ve been hearing a lot about special elections this spring.

In April, Kansas’s 4th congressional district seat was open because the President appointed Mike Pompeo CIA Director. 613 more words


Democrats are now Republicans

By Dom Nozzi

March 3, 2017

Now that both the Republicans AND Democrats have been corrupted by big money lobbyists, it should come as no surprise that the Democrats are now sounding like Republicans during the Donald Trump era. 1,023 more words


Campaign spending on foreign companies

Foreign trade and buying American were hot topics in the 2016 U.S. Presidential election, but surprisingly no one appears to have reviewed the candidates’ spending to see who favored U.S. 2,341 more words

Common and uncommon campaign expenses, from Hilton to Hooters

Presidential candidates are required to file their campaign expenditures with the Federal Election Commission (FEC), and the FEC makes these records publicly available.  This is the first in our series of articles analyzing expenditures in the 2016 Presidential campaign, and in this one we focus on spending with particular companies: 1,279 more words

Guest Post: Anticorruption Enforcement Is the Key to Democratic Consolidation--Not the Other Way Around

GAB is delighted to welcome Cristina Nicolescu-Waggonner, visiting professor of Political Science at Pomona College and Scripps College, Claremont, to contribute the following guest post, drawn from material in her new book, … 571 more words

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Following the Money - Caserta County Campaign

By Robert Haugh

Kudos to Santa Clara vice mayor Dominic Caserta. He proved he can raise money. Lots of it.

In his candidacy for Santa Clara County supervisor District 4, he’s already raised $250,000 (the voluntary campaign expenditure limit) while several of his opponents have just begun fundraising efforts. 288 more words


NDP introduces legislation to tackle 'big money' and 'special interests' in Alberta politics

Alberta’s NDP government introduced legislation Monday that it says is aimed at reducing the impact of “big money” and “special interests” from influencing elections.

If passed in the legislature, the Fair Elections Financing Act would introduce a sunshine list for third-party advertising and cap the contributions from individual campaign donors per calendar year at $4,000. 682 more words