The Associated Press confirmed a television advertisement released by the National Republican Senatorial Committee correctly pointed out Sen. Jon Tester (D., Mont.) “was No. 1 in Cash from Lobbyists in 2018.”
Sen. Bob Menendez’s (D., N.J.) campaign chairman works simultaneously as a lobbyist for the government of Qatar, raising concerns among some ethics experts about potential conflicts of interest.
Liberal billionaire George Soros’s nonprofit spent more on lobbying during the second quarter of 2018 than he has in any previous quarter, disclosure forms show.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.), who has positioned herself as a crusader against corporate interests, received thousands of dollars from corporations, according to her latest FEC filing.
After multiple people central to Qatar’s efforts to win influence in the United States severed ties with the Persian Gulf country this week, influential U.S. lobbyists with connections to Doha have not said whether they plan to follow suit.
Former Democratic congressman Steven Horsford slammed the pharmaceutical lobby on Monday for “raking in record profits,” without mentioning he took over $70,000 in campaign contributions from the pharmaceutical industry while he was in office.
Antonio Delgado, one of the leading Democratic candidates running in New York’s 19th congressional district, said that he will not be an ally to big corporations and special interests, but his campaign has received tens of thousands of dollars from the top lobbying firm in the United States.
Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D., Wis.) has accepted more than $120,000 in bundled lobbyist contributions this election cycle despite wanting to amend the Constitution to limit the influence of special interests, filings show.
Conor Lamb, the Democratic nominee for Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District, has made lambasting the corruptive influence lobbyists have on lawmakers a central tenet of his campaign, but it hasn’t stopped him from attending lobbyist-hosted fundraisers.