Center for Responsive Politics

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The Center for Responsive Politics (CRP) is a non-profit, nonpartisan research group based in Washington, D.C., that tracks the effects of money and lobbying on elections and public policy. It maintains a public online database of its information.
opensecrets.org Oct 16, 2020, Friday
Democratic Senate candidates have an unprecedented financial advantage • OpenSecrets
In the battle for the Senate, Democratic Senate candidates raised over $300 million more than Republicans, an unprecedented cash advantage.
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opensecrets.org Oct 15, 2020, Thursday
Greenfield outraises Ernst 4-1 in key Senate race • OpenSecrets
Between July and September, Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) raised $21.5 million less than her opponent, Theresa Greenfield.
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opensecrets.org Oct 08, 2020, Thursday
Trump made more than $200 million from foreign business interests since 2016 • OpenSecrets
President Donald Trump is making hundreds of millions from foreign business deals during his time in the White House.
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opensecrets.org Oct 06, 2020, Tuesday
Never-Trump group is 2020’s top ‘dark money’ spender so far • OpenSecrets
Defending Democracy Together, one of the most prominent Never-Trump groups, isn’t disclosing its sources of funding.
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opensecrets.org Oct 02, 2020, Friday
Political Ads Bombard Airwaves In Battle Over Supreme Court • OpenSecrets
Super PACs and dark money groups are spending millions on the battle over the open seat on the Supreme Court
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opensecrets.org Oct 01, 2020, Thursday
2020 Election To Near $11 Billion In Total Spending, Smashing Records • OpenSecrets
The total cost of the 2020 election cycle will approach $11 billion, obliterating previous spending records.
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opensecrets.org Sep 30, 2020, Wednesday
GOP Groups, Healthcare Industry Attack Democrats’ Public Option • OpenSecrets
GOP groups are attacking Democrats over support for a public health insurance option using talking points from a healthcare industry group.
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opensecrets.org Sep 29, 2020, Tuesday
RNC Transferring More Money To Swing States Than DNC • OpenSecrets
National party committees like the RNC are transferring millions to affiliates in swing states that could decide the fate of the election.
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opensecrets.org Sep 25, 2020, Friday
NFL Owners Give Nearly 9-1 To Republicans, Including Trump
While players protest, NFL owners are spending their fortunes on political donations totaling $4.2 million so far this election cycle.
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opensecrets.org Sep 21, 2020, Monday
‘Dark Money’ Groups Gear Up For Supreme Court Battle As 2020 Election Nears
“Dark money” groups are projected to spend tens of millions of dollars on the battle over Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Supreme Court seat.
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opensecrets.org Sep 21, 2020, Monday
Biden Outraised Trump 3-1 In August, Erasing Trump’s Cash Advantage
Joe Biden has erased President Donald Trump’s once-massive financial advantage that he’d been building up since the early days of his presidency.
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opensecrets.org Sep 21, 2020, Monday
Amid Deal Talks, TikTok, WeChat Turn To Lobbyists For US Support
TikTok and WeChat narrowly avoided a ban earlier this week by striking a deal with Oracle and Walmart. But it remains unknown if the deal will be enough.
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opensecrets.org Sep 16, 2020, Wednesday
Senate Candidates Spend Record Sums On Online Ads
Senate candidates have turned to digital ads to rack in donors. The top 5 spenders have raised record amounts of funds thanks to Facebook and Google.
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opensecrets.org Sep 15, 2020, Tuesday
Biden, Democratic Groups Target Latinos With Spanish Language Ads
Both Trump and Biden have been running Spanish language ads in swing states such as Florida & Arizona, hoping to increase support from Latino voters.
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opensecrets.org Sep 15, 2020, Tuesday
Biden, Democratic Groups Target Latinos With Spanish Language Ads
Both Trump and Biden have been running Spanish language ads in swing states such as Florida & Arizona, hoping to increase support from Latino voters.
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opensecrets.org Sep 11, 2020, Friday
Dark Money Groups Pouring Millions Into 2020 Political Ads With Even Less Disclosure
“Dark money” groups have spent more than $182 million on 2020 ads with only a fraction of that spending reported to the Federal Election Commission.
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opensecrets.org Sep 10, 2020, Thursday
Here’s How USPS Competitors Are Distributing Campaign Cash
As Democrats protest changes to the USPS - competitors to one of the nation’s oldest institutions have increased their giving to federal candidates.
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opensecrets.org Sep 10, 2020, Thursday
Giuliani Associate Sanctioned Over Foreign Interference In 2020 Election - OpenSecrets News
The Treasury Department sanctioned pro-Russian Ukrainian lawmaker (and Giuliani ally) Andriy Derkach over attempts to interfere with the election.
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opensecrets.org Sep 04, 2020, Friday
Democrats Spend Big In North Carolina Senate Race As Mail-in Ballots Sent Out
Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) is being outspent by his Democratic opponents, and liberal outside groups are spending big to unseat him.
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opensecrets.org Aug 27, 2020, Thursday
Senate Primary Pits Kennedy Dynasty Against Longtime Progressive
Rep. Joe Kennedy has the family name on the line in the primary against incumbent Sen. Ed Markey, as the Massachusetts Senate race tightens.
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opensecrets.org Aug 26, 2020, Wednesday
New Dataset Shows History Of GOP Donations From Postmaster General Louis DeJoy
Postmaster General Louis DeJoy history as a GOP donor and fundraiser has raised questions about his motives as USPS sees slowdowns.
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opensecrets.org Aug 24, 2020, Monday
Who’s Funding The Virtual Republican National Convention? (8-20)
This time around, President Donald Trump won’t accept the Republican nomination in a packed stadium before a roaring crowd.
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opensecrets.org Aug 21, 2020, Friday
Uber And Lyft Boost Lobbying Power As They Threaten To Pull Out Of California
As states and Congress consider legislation similar to California, Uber and Lyft deployed dozens of "revolver" lobbyists with ties to party leadership.
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opensecrets.org Aug 20, 2020, Thursday
Steve Bannon Indictment Highlights Loopholes In Political Spending Transparency
Steve Bannon and three others were charged with fraud for allegedly funneling money from an online fundraising effort using nonprofits and shell companies.
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opensecrets.org Aug 18, 2020, Tuesday
Party operatives steering millions in ‘dark money’ to 2020 election ads
Millions in political spending and 2020 contributions can be traced back to “dark money” groups aligned with Democratic or Republican party leadership.
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opensecrets.org Aug 18, 2020, Tuesday
Party Operatives Steering Millions In ‘dark Money’ To 2020 Election Ads
Millions in political spending and 2020 contributions can be traced back to “dark money” groups aligned with Democratic or Republican party leadership.
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opensecrets.org Aug 13, 2020, Thursday
Alaska Independents Defy Political Norms In Race To Unseat Republicans
In Alaska, it is not Democrats closing in on Republicans. Rather, cash-flush independents are threatening incumbent Republicans.
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opensecrets.org Aug 12, 2020, Wednesday
Kamala Harris brings fundraising prowess to Democratic ticket
Senator Kamala Harris is expected to bring fundraising prowess as Joe Biden’s running mate, further boosting his campaign.
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opensecrets.org Aug 07, 2020, Friday
With Legal Troubles Mounting And Spending Slowing, NRA Promises To Boost Trump
Hours after a New York attorney general filed a case against the NRA seeking their dissolution, the gun rights group announced major 2020 plans.
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opensecrets.org Aug 05, 2020, Wednesday
Big Money Pours Into Republican Primary For Senate In Tennessee
In the Tennessee Republican Senate primary, wealthy donors are pouring millions into the crowded contest that has largely turned into a two-person race.
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opensecrets.org Jul 30, 2020, Thursday
‘Dark Money’ Group Tied To Tom Cotton Targets Democrats In Trump-won Districts
A “dark money” group launched by allies of Sen. Tom Cotton is spending on digital attack ads targeting Democrats in districts President Donald Trump won.
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opensecrets.org Jul 30, 2020, Thursday
Influential Lobbying Groups Battle Over GOP Coronavirus Liability Proposal
The Chamber of Commerce pushed Republicans to include liability protections for business in a coronavirus stimulus package. It may end up stalling passage.
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opensecrets.org Jul 29, 2020, Wednesday
Pop-up Super PACs Hide Donors As They Influence GOP Kansas Senate Primary
Outside groups have spent over $10 million influencing the Kansas Senate race. Two-thirds of that money won't be disclosed to voters by Election Day.
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opensecrets.org Jul 23, 2020, Thursday
Political Donors Whose Businesses Got PPP Loans Injected $52 Million Into 2020 Election
Government loans meant for struggling small businesses went to well-connected firms whose executives are contributors to campaigns and political parties.
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opensecrets.org Jul 22, 2020, Wednesday
Facebook Spends Big On Lobbying As Key Hearing Nears
Plagued by bipartisan criticisms, an antitrust probe and bills that could impact the company's business model, Facebook is spending big on lobbying.
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opensecrets.org Jul 22, 2020, Wednesday
Facebook Spends Big On Lobbying As Key Hearing Nears
Plagued by bipartisan criticisms, an antitrust probe and bills that could impact the company's business model, Facebook is spending big on lobbying.
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opensecrets.org Jul 21, 2020, Tuesday
Montana’s Senate Race Already Surpassed Fundraising Records
Democrat Steve Bullock has broken the record for the single largest quarterly fundraising haul in Montana Senate history.
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opensecrets.org Jul 16, 2020, Thursday
Collins Challenger Sara Gideon Gets Big Money Boost Heading Into The General
Maine Senate candidate Sara Gideon heads into the general election with money and momentum, while incumbent Sen. Susan Collins lags behind in fundraising.
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opensecrets.org Mar 06, 2018, Tuesday
GOP Donors Too 'embarrassed' To Publicly Support Trump Gave To Dark Money Group
Tax documents show that the group spent $45 million from the run-up to the 2016 presidential election into the early days of President Trump's administration. The money that fueled the spending was raised from just a handful of wealthy, anonymous donors — most of whom gave more than $1 million each.
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