Election 2018

Dark money, super PAC spending surges ahead of 2018 midterms

USA, United States

Outside groups, such as super PACs and their more secretive brethren politically active nonprofits, spent more money during the first eight months of the 2018 election cycle than over the same period in any previous cycle.

Obama Alums Pour $1.5 Million into Progressive Tech Startups

Higher Ground Labs, Washington, DC, United States

A group of former Obama staffers, Higher Ground Labs, is taking a note from Sand Hill Road and applying venture-capital tactics to progressive politics.

Even as they criticize Trump’s agenda, tech execs like Eric Schmidt and Elon Musk are backing Republican campaigns

Silicon Valley, Palo Alto, CA, United States

Even some of the tech industry’s most prominent critics of President Donald Trump are opening their checkbooks and donating to Republican lawmakers, as Silicon Valley sets its sights on the 2018 midterm election.

Democrats want to turn net neutrality into the next GOP health-care debacle

US Capitol, East Capitol Street, NE and 1st Street, NE, DC, 20515, United States

Now that the Federal Communications Commission has released its official proposal to repeal network neutrality rules, Democrats are vowing to fight that measure in the courts, at the Federal Communications Commission, and in the realm of public opinion.

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