As you saw last week with our coverage of the Republican National Convention, we here at Political Party Time are temporarily taking over the Sunlight blog in honor of one of our favorite times of the year: convention season! Why, you ask? Because these massive political carnivals are prime spots for big-money fundraisers with exclusive donors, not-so-secret influence peddling at corporate events, closed-door lobbyist meeting in smoke-filled rooms — and we’re looking to shine a light on all of it.
That’s why we’re having Sunlight’s Melissa Yeager, Libby Watson and Louis Serino crash the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia! They’ll be live-tweeting, snapping photos, shooting videos and bringing you the latest news — all with a focus on money in politics, influence and more. We’ll be compiling the most interesting missives from #DemConvention in our Storify below! Or for the full experience, check us out on Twitter — @libbycwatson, @melissayeagr, @SFPartyTime or the hashtag #SFinPHL — or Instagram.
Updates will come often, so stay tuned!