February 10, 2020 -
With the South Carolina primary and Super Tuesday coming up soon, some Democratic presidential candidates are turning their resources to the South — yet some states in the region are being almost entirely ignored.
September 16, 2019 -
A Facing South analysis of federal election data shows that nearly 500 residents of Southern states have already contributed as much as they're legally allowed to Trump's re-election campaign. Among them are major players in the oil and gas and private prison industries.
June 5, 2019 -
The Republican-led Georgia ethics commission is investigating the campaign of 2018 Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams and several groups that focused on mobilizing minority voters. The probe has sparked accusations that the GOP-led commission is inappropriately engaged in partisan politics — and that's neither a new concern for Georgia nor limited to the state.
April 25, 2018 -
The first peer-reviewed study of ads bought on Facebook to influence the 2016 election is renewing calls for Congress to pass the Honest Ads Act, which would close disclosure loopholes for political ads on social media. The stalled bill is opposed by groups including Americans for Prosperity and an anti-regulatory think tank with a connection to Senate leader Mitch McConnell.
November 8, 2016 -
The battleground state's elections board uses outdated software that often prevents the public from learning who outside groups are targeting in their ad buys. Reports on some $2.3 million spent in the state by these groups lack this basic information as of the day before the election.
August 19, 2016 -
A coalition seeking to curb the political influence of Big Money in Florida's Miami-Dade County collected more than the required number of signatures to put their reform initiative on the ballot in November, but county officials have been blocking the effort.
June 24, 2016 -
The political donor class is overwhelmingly white, male, older and wealthy, and policies reflect their interests, worsening inequality. New reports show how public campaign financing diversifies contributors and helps elect officials who better represent constituents' interests, leading to policies that promote equity.