Contributing Writer | 08/12/2020

In Ohio, a number of donors have been shelling out money for the 2020 election cycle. However, one donor is leading the pack of the Buckeye State’s top contributors to state-level candidates and political action committees, donating $559,813.89 so far this cycle. Frances “Francie” Pepper is the top political contributor for the 2020 election cycle, …

Contributing Writer | 08/11/2020

Why Texans Should Care About Redistricting Before the events of 2020 redirected both state and national attention toward far-reaching issues like the coronavirus and allegations of systemic racism, much of the focus of the Texas election season was centered on the upcoming redistricting process.  While it may sound innocuous — even tedious, particularly compared to …

Contributing Writer | 08/05/2020

Bribery and Racketeering Charges in the House The high-profile arrest of Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder and four others in July has brought state-level campaign finance — and the ways it can be misused on a grand scale — to national prominence. Householder’s arrest by federal officials in conjunction with a $60 million racketeering and …

Contributing Writer | 08/04/2020

Lobbying is big business Lobbying is one of the most common activities in government. Hundreds of corporations, organizations, and governmental entities hire lobbyists to persuade legislators on issues as wide-ranging as agriculture to healthcare. So far this election cycle, more than $640 million has been committed to lobbying in Texas — that’s twice as much …

Contributing Writer | 07/29/2020

In the swing state of North Carolina, Truth and Prosperity, Inc. earns its spot among the state’s list of top ten PACs with its large war chest and limited government platform. According to the organization’s website, Truth and Prosperity, Inc.’s mission is to “identify and support qualified candidates and elected officials who promise to pursue …