Has someone “been a lobbyist” if the person was registered as such but never had any clients? What if that registration was later retroactively deactivated? Those are the questions in a dispute in the Ohio Senate race.
An environmental group launched in 1969 that targets a “Dirty Dozen” list of politicians for defeat.
Outside groups spent more than $1.6 billion in the 2016 election on TV ads and other forms of communication that urged the election or defeat of federal candidates, according to the Federal Election Commission. Today, we reintroduce our biennial feature on the groups that will now spend hundreds of millions more trying to influence the outcome of the 2018 elections.