Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst denounced ‘dark money’ as her campaign privately embraced it

Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa). (Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images) Around the same time that Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa)

Millions of political ad dollars fuel Trump impeachment fight

(Stephanie Keith/Getty Images) Political candidates and groups shelled out millions on impeachment-related TV ads before the House impeached President Donald

Anti-impeachment Rep. Van Drew to flip to GOP after taking six figures from Democratic colleagues

Rep. Jeff Van Drew (Alex Wong/Getty Images) Anti-impeachment Rep. Jeff Van Drew (D-N.J.) is expected to switch parties from Democrat

Corporate PAC cash takes a winding route to Democratic Senate challengers rejecting it

Maine Speaker of the House Sara Gideon (Brianna Soukup/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images) Democrats’ narrow path to taking the

‘Dark money’ groups drove support for IRS rule eliminating donor disclosure

(ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images) A proposed Trump administration rule to exempt some “dark money” groups from disclosing their donors

GOP Senate appointee Kelly Loeffler has extensive history of giving to Republicans — and a few Democrats

Atlanta Dream owner Kelly Loeffler (right) speaks with veteran NBA player Dwight Howard (left) during a WNBA game (Rich von

Democratic drop-outs spent at least $74M pursuing unsuccessful 2020 bids

(Mark Makela/Getty Images) Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) became the latest 2020 Democrat to drop out of the presidential race Tuesday,

Koch network makes first jump into 2020 races, defending GOP senators

CEO and Chairman of Stand Together Brian Hooks with Charles Koch (Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images for Stand Together) The Charles Koch-backed

Karl Rove-linked ‘dark money’ group raised, spent big ahead of 2018 midterms

Screencap from a video posted in One Nation’s Youtube feed. One Nation, a “dark money” group that primarily backs Senate

Liberal ‘dark money’ operation behind ads urging Republicans to support impeachment

Screencap from a video posted in Defend American Democracy’s Youtube feed. A veterans group urging Republican lawmakers to “put country

Elise Stefanik raises her profile — and her opponent’s — amid impeachment inquiry

Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.) has emerged as a key figure in the impeachment

Big Pharma bankrolled conservative groups that pushed industry message to Trump, tax returns show

(NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP via Getty Images) The pharmaceutical industry’s largest trade association gave millions of dollars in grants to a number

2020 presidential candidates top $100M in digital ad spending as Twitter goes dark

President Trump leads all other candidates when it comes to digital ad spending (Omar Marques/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) Digital

Big-dollar donors helped Deval Patrick lay groundwork for presidential campaign

Deval Patrick, Former Governor of Massachusetts (Michael Brochstein/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick is making a

Bloomberg brings the biggest bucks to the Democratic presidential primary

Michael Bloomberg (Roy Rochlin/Getty Images) Michael Bloomberg, one of the richest men in the world, is expected to enter the

Maxine Waters’ blue seat isn’t up for grabs — but the lucrative chance to challenge her is

House Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters (Tom William/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images) Earlier this year, Navy veteran Joe

How are presidential candidates spending their campaign cash?

Elizabeth Warren spends more than any of her fellow 2020 presidential candidates on salaries (Sean Rayford/Getty Images) Campaigning for president

Which agencies attract the most lobbyists?

The Treasury Department (pictured) is consistently one of the most lobbied federal agencies. (MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images) From the White House

Trump launches joint fundraising committee with vulnerable GOP senator

U.S. Senator David Perdue of Georgia (via flickr – Gage Skidmore) President Donald Trump this week formally set up a

Big Pharma continues to top lobbying spending

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Reps. Richard Neal (D-Mass.) (L) and Frank Pallone (D-N.J.) reveal House Democrats’ bill to