Author: Taylor Giorno

Taylor reports on the flow of money in American politics. She joined OpenSecrets in 2022, and she previously worked as a government contractor before moving on to research and write about the military-industrial complex, foreign lobbying, and international arms sales. Taylor holds a B.A. from the University of Virginia and an M.A. from Johns Hopkins SAIS.

“Kevin McCarthy is enlisting his big money allies to cut a deal to make him speaker.” The conservative advocacy group Club for Growth announced late Wednesday that it had reached a deal with the Congressional Leadership Fund — a hybrid PAC endorsed by Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) — “on support for Speaker Kevin McCarthy” as the U.S. House speaker battle enters its third day. Voting resumed Thursday afternoon after McCarthy failed to secure enough votes to win the speakership on Wednesday evening after six rounds of voting, a historic stalemate not seen in the U.S. House since 1923. With a narrow GOP majority in the House, McCarthy can afford to lose no more than…

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