How ‘Dark Money’ Is Shaping Redistricting In 2021

How Congressional Districts Are Drawn Can Change Political Outcomes For A Decade. But The Redistricting Process Is Opaque And Open To The Influence Of A Complicated Network Of “Dark Money” Groups.

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The Tennessee Conservative News Break April 15, 2021

1) Biden’s Policies Cause Inflation
2) Gov. Lee to Consider Bill on LGBTQ Curriculum
3) Bill Banning ‘Dark Money’ In Elections Passes Tennessee Senate
4) Nashville Dem Representative Ready to Jump on Board with Amtrak Expansion
5) Report Details Franchise Corporation Practices That Hurt Small Business
6) Gas And Other Consumer Prices Spike In 2021 First Quarter
7) Chattanooga Public Library Patron Data Breach Detected

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Bill Banning ‘Dark Money’ In Elections Passes Tennessee Senate

A Bill Intended To Keep Private Money From Funding Elections Passed The Tennessee Senate On Wednesday. Senate Bill 1534, Approved By A 26-4 Vote, Prevents An Individual Or Organization From Giving Money Or Equipment To The State Election Commission Or Those In Charge Of Local Elections.

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Democratic Groups Promote Biden Relief Package To Bolster 2022 Chances

After Biden Signed His $1.9 Trillion Coronavirus Relief Bill Into Law On March 11, A Host Of Left-leaning Groups Launched Ad Campaigns Promoting His Legislative Efforts In Hopes Of Locking In A Sweeping Victory For Democrats In 2022.

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‘Dark Money’ Topped $1 Billion In 2020, Largely Boosting Democrats

With This Much Secret Money, The Public Is Left In The Dark About Which Wealthy Donors May Have Gained Influence With Party Leaders, Who Dominated Negotiations Over COVID-19 Legislation And Other Priorities Over The Last Year.

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Small Donors Ruled 2020; Will That Change Post-Trump?

Small Donors Played A Pivotal Role In Financing Both Democratic And Republican Campaigns In The 2020 Election. And With Donald Trump Currently Taking A Break From Politics and Joe Biden Settling In At The White House, It Remains Unclear Whether Small Donations Will Continue To Pour In For Either Party.

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Most Expensive Ever: 2020 Election Cost $14.4 Billion

Political Spending In The 2020 Election Totaled $14.4 Billion, More Than Doubling The Total Cost Of The Record-Breaking 2016 Presidential Election Cycle.

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Impact Of Corporate PAC Promises May Be Limited

Some Of The Nation’s Most Powerful Corporations Are Cutting Off Their PAC Donations To The 147 Republicans Who Objected To The Electoral College Results. The Movement Represents A Symbolic Break Between Corporate America And GOP Lawmakers But The Actual Impact Of These Company’s Pledges May Be Limited.

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Anti-Trump Group To Spend Millions Backing Republicans Who Impeached Trump

New Anti-Trump Group Helmed By Republicans Announced It Would Raise $50 Million To Encourage Lawmakers To Break With President Donald Trump.

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