Introducing the Dirties: Our Awards for the Midterms’ Worst Political-Money Chicanery
We’ve rounded up some of the shadiest practices from the 2018 midterms, and picked what we believe are the most egregious examples of political money’s role in our elections.
First, a few housekeeping notes.
Last week, in a story about the Open Society Policy Center’s lobbying efforts, I wrote that OSPC “has quietly dropped millions of dollars this year in an attempt to steer proposals to overhaul the Foreign Agents Registration Act.” That was phrased inaccurately. The group has spent millions of dollars on its lobbying operation this year, but FARA reform is just one of a number of proposals the group has sought to influence, and it has not spent “millions” on FARA reform alone. I deeply regret the error.