D.C.-based groups bombarded state high court races with ads

By Alan Suderman and Ben Wieder

Nearly $12 million spent by super PACs and nonprofits in 2012-13 state supreme court races.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Human Rights Campaign":

"… o $115,000 spent by another non-disclosing nonprofit, the gay-rights group Human Rights Campaign.  Spokesman Fred Sainz says his group was determined to counter the c …"

Gay rights lobby courts lawmakers with cash

By Michael Beckel

Human Rights Campaign lobbies Congress, donates to lawmakers, as it makes case for marriage equality.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Politics":

"… t at the end of this journey yet." According to the Center for Responsive Politics, the Human Rights Campaign spent $1.37 million on federal lobbying last ye …"

Barbara Boxer — Senate Environment and Public Works Committee

By Kristen Lombardi

Since becoming the first female chair of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee in 2007, California Democrat Barbara Boxer has fo

Excerpts from this story referencing "Dianne Feinstein":

"… a wild and scenic river. It took Boxer and California’s senior senator, Dianne Feinstein, five years to pass the legislation.With tenuous Democratic control of the …"

DOMA supporters still have friends in Washington

By Michael Beckel

Conservative groups that supported DOMA have courted lawmakers with campaign cash.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Jason Smith":

"… natorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli and $1,000 to Republican House candidate Jason Smith, who prevailed in a special election in Missouri last month. And Rep. Lou …"