The oil industry spent more than $30 million dollars, a record in Washington, to mislead voters according to the Union of Concerned Scientists.
Political Lobbying articles on Democracy Chronicles
Political lobbying is a legal practice of petitioning the government enshrined in the Constitution but has been supersized in the modern era by well-financed lobbies having outsized impact on government decision making. Efforts to highlight and correct the oversized impact that the powerful few have over government will be highlighted in this section. Also see our sections on American democracy and Money Politics.
Stocks rallied Wednesday as investors were relieved to see that the U.S. the midterm elections went largely as they expected they would.
One major issue inhibiting healthy politics in America is big money. Corporations use money to influence lawmakers to enact laws in their favour. Getting money out of politics is the way out.
NRA, takes lower profile in this year’s high-stakes midterm campaign a sign of shifting dynamics of gun debate as GOP fights to maintain grip on Congress.
U.S. lobbyists on Saudi Arabia’s payroll gave more than $2.3 million to political campaigns as they mounted a massive influence operation.
Outside groups continue to pour money into state supreme court campaigns, television advertising spending so far totaling $5 million this election season.
U.S. gun-control advocates have outspent gun-rights groups by more than 40 percent on next month’s congressional elections, reversing long dominance of NRA.
Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson has never been more powerful. The Trump administration has advanced his ideological and financial interests.
Democrats campaign for tougher guns laws in midterm elections because of recent mass killings including deadly shooting at a Florida high school in February.
CommonCause urged that the FEC to release report requested by Congress regarding the Commission’s role and efforts to keep foreign money out of US elections