The Trace and The New Yorker’s latest collaboration reveals a web of business deals that have steered hundreds of millions of dollars to insiders.
Bang for the Buck13 Stories
The National Rifle Association is one of the top spenders in American politics. We’re investigating how its money influences elections.
Since 2014, the gun rights group has paid more than $60 million to a little known contractor for ads in must-win political races. Did it break campaign finance laws in the process?
By Mike Spies
The organization’s leadership is focused on external threats, but the real crisis is of its own making.
Lawmakers demand documents after The Trace’s reporting shows NRA’s use of shell companies to support Trump, Senate campaigns.
But will that give the gun group cover amid the wider Trump-Russia investigation?
The same media consultant purchased ads for the NRA and for Senate candidates in the Missouri, Montana, and North Carolina races.
Trump and the gun group used the same consultants to spearhead their TV ad blitzes at the height of the 2016 election, likely in violation of federal law.
A new complaint accuses the National Rilfe Association and GOP Missouri Senate candidate Josh Hawley of campaign finance violations.
Following reporting by The Trace, nine senators accuse the NRA of skirting rules against coordinating with political campaigns.
The National Rifle Association is continuing to funnel much of its spending on the 2018…
The gun group's first big ad buy of the 2018 cycle was made through a company that, according to an election watchdog, exists only to circumvent campaign finance laws.
Following a Trace investigation, Starboard Strategic Inc’s leadership continues to duck inquiries that would clarify how it complies with laws meant to prevent giving candidates unfair advantages.
Following an investigation by The Trace and Politico Magazine, the Campaign Legal Center asserts that the gun group’s actions created a “unfair advantage” that violated the law.