Lobbyists

Iowa Dem Hits Ernst for Taking Pharma Money, Takes Pharma Lobbyist Money

Theresa Greenfield’s most recent financial disclosure reveals at least $17,500 from big pharma lobbyists

The Democratic establishment's pick to challenge Republican senator Joni Ernst in Iowa took aim at her this week for receiving contributions from the pharmaceutical industry. But her own disclosures show she received big cash from the industry's top lobbyists.

Graham Challenger Takes In Over $15,000 From Lobbyists

Jaime Harrison spent past decade lobbying for big banks, coal, and tobacco

Democrat Jaime Harrison, a well-connected former corporate lobbyist running to unseat Republican senator Lindsey Graham in South Carolina, received over $15,000 from at least two dozen lobbyists during the second quarter of 2019. 

Court to Determine if Contact With Government Equates to Lobbying

Case of citizen activist could have significant First Amendment implications

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit is set to hear a case Friday in which a citizen activist who habitually walks the halls of the state capitol in Missouri to talk to elected lawmakers about political issues was later declared by a state ethics commission to be a lobbyist.

Dem Rep Calls for Campaign Finance Reform After Benefitting From Super PACs, Special Interests

Gil Cisneros also attended swanky winter retreat with dozens of lobbyists

Gil CisnerosWith Monday marking the ninth anniversary of the Supreme Court's landmark decision on Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, first-term Rep. Gil Cisneros (D., Calif.) called on Congress to support campaign finance reform, despite his campaign benefitting from Democratic super PACs, special interest groups, and tens of thousands of dollars from the financial services industry.

Soros Breaks Yearly Lobbying Record During First Three Quarters

Surpassed previous record of $16.2 million for the entirety of 2017

Liberal billionaire George Soros has eclipsed a personal record amount on lobbying throughout the first three quarters of the year and has already spent $4 million more than he did throughout the entirety of last year—his previous yearly record—disclosure forms show.