Millennials: Are Your Favorite Brands Influencing Politics? 
Millennials (the generation of Americans born between 1980-2000) are on track to be the most educated generation to date, they’re getting married significantly later in life, and they’re in debt. They’re also the most civically engaged generation the United States has ever seen. 
CRP’s David Joyner asks: How do millennials’ favorite overall brands* influence politics?
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*According to a recent Fiscal Times survey.  
IMAGE: Dominic Lipinski/AP Wire

Millennials: Are Your Favorite Brands Influencing Politics?

Millennials (the generation of Americans born between 1980-2000) are on track to be the most educated generation to date, they’re getting married significantly later in life, and they’re in debt. They’re also the most civically engaged generation the United States has ever seen.

CRP’s David Joyner asks: How do millennials’ favorite overall brands* influence politics?

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*According to a recent Fiscal Times survey

IMAGE: Dominic Lipinski/AP Wire

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UPDATE: Both liberal & conservative dark money groups are spending far more than ever before this election cycle - and these are just midterms. 
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UPDATE: Both liberal & conservative dark money groups are spending far more than ever before this election cycle - and these are just midterms.

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One GOP Consultant, Two Campaigns and a Snarl of Outside Groups
Bruce Rauner in Illinois and David Perdue in Georgia both got assists from a mysterious nonprofit in their GOP primary races this spring. The only other thing the candidates have in common ― they hired the same political consultant who also worked for these outside groups.
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One GOP Consultant, Two Campaigns and a Snarl of Outside Groups

Bruce Rauner in Illinois and David Perdue in Georgia both got assists from a mysterious nonprofit in their GOP primary races this spring. The only other thing the candidates have in common ― they hired the same political consultant who also worked for these outside groups.

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Casinos Chip in on Bill to Ban Online Gaming
The Restoration of America’s Wire Act, which would ban online gaming, has inspired a flood of spending from groups on either side. Meanwhile, loosened restrictions on political spending since McCutcheon have allowed party contributions to swell, particularly those from one influential casino billionaire.
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IMAGE: Billionaire casino owner Sheldon Adelson, who is fighting to ban online gaming, has already exceeded political spending limits that were in place before April’s Supreme Court ruling in McCutcheon v. FEC. (Flickr/העין השביעית the7eye.org.il)

Casinos Chip in on Bill to Ban Online Gaming

The Restoration of America’s Wire Act, which would ban online gaming, has inspired a flood of spending from groups on either side. Meanwhile, loosened restrictions on political spending since McCutcheon have allowed party contributions to swell, particularly those from one influential casino billionaire.

Read more. 

IMAGE: Billionaire casino owner Sheldon Adelson, who is fighting to ban online gaming, has already exceeded political spending limits that were in place before April’s Supreme Court ruling in McCutcheon v. FEC. (Flickr/העין השביעית the7eye.org.il)

The Terrorism Risk Insurance Act, Brought to You by Wall Street, Real Estate Developers, and Insurance Companies
Who says Congress can’t get anything done?
The Terrorism Risk Insurance Act, first passed in the aftermath of 9/11 to relieve insurers of deep losses in connection with terrorist acts, was reauthorized easily in the Senate last week. We think it may have something to do with the extremely deep pockets of industries that lobbied aggressively for the bill.
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IMAGE: Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) introduced a bill to reauthorize the 2002 Terrorism Risk Insurance Act. (Flickr/maisa_nyc)

The Terrorism Risk Insurance Act, Brought to You by Wall Street, Real Estate Developers, and Insurance Companies

Who says Congress can’t get anything done?

The Terrorism Risk Insurance Act, first passed in the aftermath of 9/11 to relieve insurers of deep losses in connection with terrorist acts, was reauthorized easily in the Senate last week. We think it may have something to do with the extremely deep pockets of industries that lobbied aggressively for the bill.

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IMAGE: Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) introduced a bill to reauthorize the 2002 Terrorism Risk Insurance Act. (Flickr/maisa_nyc)

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Facebook’s Lobbying Outlays Befit a Corporate Behemoth
Facebook, as you may have noticed, is all grown up. It ignored Washington for its first five years, but in the last five has launched a world-class lobbying effort, and already this year is on track to outspend just about everyone in the industry.
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Facebook’s Lobbying Outlays Befit a Corporate Behemoth

Facebook, as you may have noticed, is all grown up. It ignored Washington for its first five years, but in the last five has launched a world-class lobbying effort, and already this year is on track to outspend just about everyone in the industry.

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