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John Brezinsky

After Record-Setting Start, Political Donations Fall Off a Cliff
After Record-Setting Start, Political Donations Fall Off a Cliff

In mid-March 2020, political donations to candidates fell off a cliff. Campaigns had been collecting double what they did in 2016. As cities went into shelter-in-place, and as economic uncertainty grew, donations fell all the way back to where they were four years ago, sometimes even lower.

$152 Million in Lost Donations Due to Coronavirus
$152 Million in Lost Donations Due to Coronavirus

The massive wave of political donations came crashing down in March. After months of receipts at double the 2016 levels, donors in March only gave a third above 2016. If campaigns had continued the previous level of momentum, they could have...

Political Donations Tumble in March
Political Donations Tumble in March

Donations to campaigns for the 2020 election are on a downward slide. After a strong start in January, contributions declined sharply in February and fell off a cliff in March. These losses track identically to the spread of the coronavirus and...

Congressional COVID Tweets: By the Numbers
Congressional COVID Tweets: By the Numbers

How quickly have Members of Congress reacted to the coronavirus outbreak and COVID-19? Who is the most (and least) active? Which party has the most to say?

We analyzed 25,000+ Tweets to show you who’s been reacting the fastest and who has been...

GovPredict Launches Free Resource Center to Track State Responses to Coronavirus
GovPredict Launches Free Resource Center to Track State Responses to Coronavirus

To aid the country in understanding how state governments are handling the coronavirus outbreak, GovPredict has created a dedicated hub of free information from inside our Government Affairs platform.

Best Work from Home Tips Summarized
Best Work from Home Tips Summarized

Are you one of the many professionals working from home for longer than you’re used to? There are tons of articles offering tips for working from home. I read the best, and I’ve summarized their suggestions. I’ve even included links to the...

Evidence and Policy Decisions: Report from American Enterprise Institute Event
Evidence and Policy Decisions: Report from American Enterprise Institute Event

The American Enterprise Institute hosted a fascinating event, exploring the work that has been done since the passage of the Evidence-Based Policymaking Act.

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