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NEW DEMOCRAT COALITION

New Democrat Coalition Loses Big in Midterms

by Sebastian Jones
ProPublica


.People cheer as election results show the Republican party gaining the House majority during the Tea Party election results party at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill on Nov. 2, 2010. (Rod Lamkey /Getty Images)

Last week, ProPublica told the story [1] of the New Democrat Coalition, a group of 69 House lawmakers whose close relationship with several hundred Washington lobbyists has made them a powerful congressional force that has helped Wall Street and big Pharma win major legislative battles. We also suggested that the group could lose more than a third of its members to GOP candidates in the midterm elections. (mais…)

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THE NEW DEMOCRAT COALITION

The New Democrats: The Coalition Pharma and Wall Street

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Members of the New Democrat Coalition hobnob with lobbyists on Maryland’s Eastern Shore this past May. (Marcus Stern/ProPublica)

by Sebastian Jones and Marcus Stern
ProPublica

As Congress entered the final weeks of its struggle to overhaul regulation of Wall Street in May, several hundred friends and colleagues slipped out of Washington for a private weekend on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Most were lobbyists for large banks, pharmaceutical firms, insurance companies, and big-ticket trade groups. However, 28 were members of Congress, and 29 were legislative staffers, all part of a coalition of House Democrats with a business-friendly agenda. (mais…)

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