CELEBRATING TRANSPARENCY: In a wonderful Storify, Louis Serino wraps a narrative around dozens of photos and social media posts about TransparencyCamp. ”It’s been a little while since we’ve packed up Wallace the robot, dismantled The Wall and stowed every last bit of swag from our annual opengov unconference, TransparencyCamp — but we’re still feeling inspired by our community’s commitment, enthusiasm and drive for a more accountable democracy.” [READ MORE]
FINAL STRETCH: As Josh Stewart writes, spending in key U.S. Senate races now tops $800 million: “Though spending on the presidential race is actually down a little for the first time in years, competitive U.S. Senate races are raising and spending money at a record-breaking pace. According to a Sunlight Foundation analysis of campaign finance data from OpenSecrets and the Federal Election Commission, the top 10 races for the Senate have hit a combined $836 million in spending — with at least 67 percent of all spending coming from outside groups like party committees, super PACs or dark money 501(c)(4) nonprofit groups.” [READ MORE]
TALKING IT OUT: Listen in to Josh, Drew Doggett, Louis Serino and host Melissa Yeager discuss fundraising, Trump, Clinton and the numbers and parties to watch. [READ MORE]
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