Robby Mook, who served as the campaign manager for Hillary Clinton’s failed presidential campaign in 2016, will be the new president of the House Majority PAC, which works to maintain Democratic control in the House of Representatives.
The top campaign lawyer for Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris (Calif.) sits on the board of one of the largest liberal groups undertaking a massive $30 million effort to “expand voter rights” leading up to the 2020 elections.
Several Democrats railed against dark money groups during the 2018 midterm elections, but a new report shows that liberal groups outspent conservative groups, spending more than half of the $150 million that went towards bankrolling House, Senate, and statewide campaigns.
With 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.
Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro, a potential contender for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, issued a “challenge” to every candidate likewise weighing a White House bid to refuse any and all campaign donations from political action committees.
A super PAC linked to Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) is making a last-minute investment in Mississippi to bolster Mike Espy, the Democratic Party’s nominee for U.S. Senate, ahead of the Nov. 27 special election runoff.
Sen. Jon Tester (D., Mont.) has decried dark money in politics and castigated Republicans for benefitting from spending by outside groups, but his reelection campaign is benefitting from such a group reserving $1.3 million to slam his Republican opponent, Matt Rosendale, according to a source who tracks political advertising.
Red and Gold, a mysterious super PAC that opposed Rep. Martha McSally (R., Ariz.) during her Senate primary in August, was funded almost entirely by the Senate Majority PAC, a super PAC aligned with Senate Democrats.
Colin Allred, the Democratic nominee for Texas’ 32nd Congressional District, promised in his latest ad not to be a “party-line politician,” despite accepting political contributions from House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) and her political action committee.