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How $1.8 Billion in Unregulated Digital Ads Could Sway Midterms

As the Mueller investigation proceeds, stories about Russian meddling in the 2016 election have often been at the top of the news cycle. It is indeed a scary story. It shows how undisclosed powerful actors, guided entirely by self-interest, can use duplicitous online ads to try and sway an election.

Those making these ads can customize their audiences by using frighteningly specific tools to target certain demographics. This enables them to microtarget users, thanks in large part to Facebook’s mountain of data. Between microtargeting and Facebook’s algorithms (which are proprietary and not well understood), no two people see the same digital ads.

https://truthout.org/articles/1-8-billi ... -midterms/

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Editorial: Florida's race for governor highlights flaws in campaign finance system

This year’s race for governor in Florida is on pace for an all-time record in spending, thanks in part to six- and seven-figure contributions from out-of-state moguls, the state’s most powerful corporations, business lobbies and three candidates themselves — a billionaire and two millionaires.

Is this really the best way to choose Florida’s top public servant?

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/opinion/ ... story.html

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Democratic Star Ocasio-Cortez Proposes 'Yacht Inside Yacht' Rule for Republicans

Democratic star Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez rolled out a new rule for Republicans on Tuesday, and her supporters were all about it.

Ocasio-Cortez, a 28-year-old Democratic congressional candidate for New York's 14th district, tweeted that anyone who was "cool with" the pricey ​GOP tax cuts last year could not complain about calls for government-provided universal healthcare. After all, she said, the money went to "freebies for people with yachts that have tiny yachts inside."

https://www.pluralist.com/posts/1442-de ... epublicans

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A good first step

Democratic Star Ocasio-Cortez Proposes 'Yacht Inside Yacht' Rule for Republicans

Democratic star Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez rolled out a new rule for Republicans on Tuesday, and her supporters were all about it.

Ocasio-Cortez, a 28-year-old Democratic congressional candidate for New York's 14th district, tweeted that anyone who was "cool with" the pricey ​GOP tax cuts last year could not complain about calls for government-provided universal healthcare. After all, she said, the money went to "freebies for people with yachts that have tiny yachts inside."

https://www.pluralist.com/posts/1442-de ... epublicans

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Hold IDC accountable for campaign finance law violations

Our campaign finance laws are meaningless unless there are real consequences for egregious violations like this one. At issue is an agreement the Independent Democratic Conference (IDC), the New York Senate's now-defunct group of Democratic defectors, struck with the Independence Party in 2016. Under that agreement, IDC leadership took the helm of the Senate Independence Campaign Committee (SICC) accounts and used that committee to raise and disburse over $800,000 of corporate money they would have otherwise been prohibited from accessing. The state Supreme Court recently concluded that this arrangement violated campaign finance law. Now it's time for the state Board of Elections' chief enforcement counsel, Risa Sugarman, to ensure this scheme doesn't happen again.

https://m.timesunion.com/opinipon/artic ... 071595.php

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Elon Musk donated nearly $40K to Republican PAC, filings show

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk was one of the top 50 donors last quarter to a PAC aimed at maintaining Republican control of the House, new federal filings show.

The Federal Election Commission filings released this week show that Musk donated a total of $38,900 to the PAC Protect The House.


http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/39 ... lings-show

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Sidebar: The Lobbyist Impact

The Ohio Attorney General’s office disputes the notion that campaign contributions influence how it awards debt collection work. But another factor – hiring a lobbyist – has had a big impact.

The Ohio Center for Investigative Journalism, or Eye On Ohio, looked at six collections firms that hired lobbyists to represent them before Attorney General Mike DeWine. Over his first six years in office, the average annual receipts of four firms jumped between 61 and 349 percent after hiring a lobbyist. Two firms with no collections contracts before hiring a lobbyist jumped from zero to average payouts of $722,006 and $924,606 per year.

http://eyeonohio.com/ag_lobbyists/

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