Bloomberg Exclusives

Democrats Tops in Cash Among Midterm Election House Challengers

Democrats dominate the best-funded House candidates seeking to unseat incumbents in November.

All 25 challengers with the most campaign cash-on-hand are Democrats, as are all but three of the 46 with at least $500,000 in their accounts, according to a Bloomberg Government review of reports filed with the Federal Election Commission.

Formerly ‘Unacceptable’ Trump’s With Roby in Alabama Runoff

How much is a presidential endorsement tweet worth? Rep. Martha Roby (R-Ala.) is about to find out.

Less than two years after castigating candidate Donald Trump as an “unacceptable” Republican nominee for president, Roby now has Trump’s backing as she tries to keep her seat in Tuesday’s Republican runoff against ex-Rep. Bobby Bright.

Under-the-Radar Races Could Upend Power in State Capitols

Democrats are vying to reverse a decade of diminishing power in state capitals by building on special-election victories and capitalizing on discontent with President Donald Trump.

Government Makeover Fans Look to Obama Era for Strategy

Republicans who want to expedite execution of President Donald Trump’s plan to merge several federal agencies are getting inspiration from an unlikely source: Senate Democrats under Obama.

Who Should File as a Foreign Agent Is a Tough One to Figure Out

A $39 billion merger needed U.S. government approval, so executives of Germany’s Deutsche Telekom asked for guidance on staying on the right side of American laws requiring agents of foreign government to file disclosure reports.

Ex-Con in New York Primary Unites Business, Unions Against Him

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and labor unions are among groups heavily spending to try to persuade Republicans in Staten Island to stick with their current congressman and reject his ex-convict challenger.

Women Leaders Are Key Players Shaping Today’s Smart Cities

Public thinking continues to evolve on the role local government and technology should play in making cities livable. In the last 20 years, cities of all sizes have rolled out innovations and programs designed to make life more efficient and attractive for residents and businesses.

Big Anti-Sanford Vote Got Bigger: BGOV Election Analysis

The unseating of Rep. Mark Sanford (R-S.C.) may give pause to GOP candidates who are thinking about brandishing their independence from a president who punishes perceived disloyalty.

Senators Said to Eye New Vehicle to Block Trump’s ZTE Deal

Senators of both parties are looking at an appropriations bill as a possible vehicle to block the Trump administration’s deal with the Chinese telecommunications company ZTE, congressional aides said.