Todd Shepherd is a former staff writer for the Washington Free Beacon. He began his reporting career in radio, working as an anchor and reporter for KOMA in Oklahoma City and KOA in Denver. He spent eight years as the investigative reporter for the Independence Institute in Colorado, a free-market-based think tank. Campaigns and Elections magazine named him a "Top Colorado Influencer" for his reporting and news blog. He’s a graduate of the media studies program from Oklahoma Baptist University.
An ethics investigation into Senate candidate John Hickenlooper (D.) will proceed as the commission tasked with looking into the allegations voted to throw out a motion to dismiss a complaint alleging he improperly accepted jet travel on numerous occasions.
Hedge-fund manager Michael Bills and his wife Sonjia Smith have emerged as the greatest single-source of individual funding this cycle in Virginia, which Democrats hope to turn blue in the state's November elections.
Andrew Gillum's political action committee Forward Florida has spent over $373,500 on consulting since February—over $46,000 per month—even though the PAC is not backing any candidate and no major election will occur in the state until November 2020.