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Big Money Playing an Outsized Role in Massachusetts Elections

 

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In Massachusetts’ congressional primaries, bigger wallets give a small set of mega-donors an outsized voice, according to new information released today by the MASSPIRG Education Fund and Demos. Just 230 donors who gave $1,000 or more to candidates in the primaries outspent the (at least) 6,654 small donors who gave less than $200, and 66% percent of all candidate contributions came from donors giving contributions of $1,000 or more.

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New Report Shows Mounting Evidence of Millennials’ Shift Away from Driving

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Some Good, Some Bad in Obama Executive Order on Protecting Antibiotics

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Group Calls on FDA to Protect Public Health by Regulating Antibiotic Use at Factory Farms

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