Zombie Campaigns

Number 28497
Subject Campaign Finance
Source Tampa Bay Times
Year 2018
Publication Date January 2018 to February 2018
Summary Zombie Campaigns is an in-depth look at the spending habits of 102 former congresspeople who kept spending campaign donations as if they were still campaigning well after they left office. The reporting uncovered a wealth of personal spending and shone a light on loopholes that allowed some politicians to continue spending for decades after they retired, and in some cases even after they died. Along with the story, we published a searchable database of spending by those candidates we identified as running a zombie campaign.
Category Philip Meyer Contest entry
Keywords zombie campaigns, campaign finance, political reporting, Tampa Bay Times, politicians, political spending
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