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Trump-Backed MAGA Hub Growing Rapidly, Tax Docs Reveal

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The Conservative Partnership Institute saw its funding balloon with more than $45 million in donations last year as it spread disinformation about widespread voter fraud.

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On November 17, 2022
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REVEALED: Oil Industry Lobbying Group Funded ‘Dark Money’ Ad Campaign for Conservative Democrats

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The American Petroleum Institute's latest tax filing reveals payments to an opaque group that has spent millions on ads promoting Henry Cuellar, Kyrsten Sinema, and other conservative Democrats.

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On November 16, 2022
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These Companies Donated to Anti-Choice Georgia Republican AG Chris Carr

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Carr squeaked out a re-election win over a Democratic rival who pledged that she would not enforce Georgia's "heartbeat law" abortion ban.

Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr
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On November 9, 2022
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Michigan Ballot Measure Would Finally Bring Financial Disclosures—and Weaker Term Limits

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Proposal 1 would make more than 300 term-limited politicians in Michigan once again eligible to run for office.

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On October 7, 2022
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Oakland Voters to Decide on Fair Elections Measure

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A ballot measure would create a public campaign financing option, called "Democracy Dollars," along with other reforms.

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On September 28, 2022
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Steve Wynn Makes Biggest Political Donation Yet

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The donation was to a pro-Trump super PAC that is supporting Trump-endorsed Mehmet Oz and attacking Senate Democratic candidates this election cycle.

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On September 20, 2022
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The Conflicted: Reps Own Stock in Companies While Serving on Committees Overseeing Them

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Despite public anger over congressional stock trading, senators and reps have held on to personal investments in companies that fall under their committees' jurisdiction.

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On September 2, 2022
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Billionaire-Backed Democrats Killed the Build Back Better Act

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The dark money group No Labels is reportedly loading up on billionaire donors to support conservative Democrats in elections ahead.

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On August 26, 2022
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GM, Ford, and DTE Among Companies Funding Michigan GOP

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Michigan Republicans took a step to pass restrictive voting laws using a state quirk that dodges both voters and a gubernatorial veto.

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On August 18, 2022
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Microsoft Hosted Congressional Staffers as it Lobbied on Antitrust Bills

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Dozens of staffers met with company lobbyists in Washington State as Microsoft lobbied on antitrust bills that could majorly impact their business.

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On August 3, 2022
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Mysterious Super PAC Attacks Biaggi in Homestretch of Primary Against DCCC Chair Maloney

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The pop-up group has not disclosed its funders or the individuals behind it.

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On August 9, 2022
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Pelosi Fortune Growing Rapidly, Per New Disclosure

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A new disclosure shows the House Speaker and her husband have continued to accelerate the growth of their fortune through trade in tech stocks and real estate investments.

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On July 25, 2022
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Chevron-Funded Super PAC Boosted Oil-Friendly Dem in California Congressional Primary

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California Democrat Adam Gray advanced in the CA-13 primary after the super PAC ran ads for him, facing a candidate endorsed by state environmental groups.

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On July 15, 2022
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