Karl Evers-Hillstrom

Karl Evers-Hillstrom

Karl Evers-Hillstrom is a money-in-politics reporter for the Center for Responsive Politics in Washington, D.C.

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Amid his unprecedented advertising push, Bloomberg has risen in national polls. (Photo: Jeenah Moon/Getty Images) Views
Friday, February 21, 2020
Michael Bloomberg Is Spending Nearly $6 Million Per Day on Campaign
Billionaire Michael Bloomberg spent $409 million of his own money on his White House bid through the end of January, shelling out an average of $5.9 million per day since he launched his campaign last November. Bloomberg obliterated self-funding records just months into his White House bid. His...
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Saturday, January 25, 2020
Lobbying Spending in 2019 Nears All-Time High as Health Sector Smashes Records
Federal lobbying spending surpassed $3.47 billion last year, a nine-year high , as influential industries tried to sway the Trump administration and Congress over policies that would hurt the bottom lines of some of the nation’s most powerful companies. Not accounting for inflation, lobbying...
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Sunday, October 20, 2019
Trump Was Outraised by Hundreds of Millions in 2016. That Won’t Happen Again in 2020
While some Democrats are spending more money than they are raising to stand out in a crowded presidential primary, President Donald Trump continues to expand his robust fundraising machine. Trump enters the final quarter of 2019 with $83 million cash on hand, far more than the $61 million then-...
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Sunday, July 21, 2019
Which 2020 Democrats Are Taking Money From the Healthcare Industry?
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) called on fellow Democratic presidential candidates to reject contributions from the healthcare industry this week, a renewed effort to distinguish himself from a progressive field that has often adopted his policy positions. The Vermont senator’s announcement came days...
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Every attempt to completely overhaul the healthcare system has failed or become watered down due to opposition from the healthcare industry. (Photo: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images) Views
Friday, March 08, 2019
Big Pharma, Insurers, Hospitals Team Up to Kill Medicare for All
Pharmaceutical manufacturers and health insurance companies don’t agree on much these days. As Congress introduces bills to address rising drug prices, insurers and pharmacy benefit managers are engaged in a lobbying and public relations war with drugmakers over who is to blame. But the giants of...
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