Democrats driving anti-corruption message into 2018 midterms

Posted at 5:33 PM, Jun 05, 2018

Democrats are driving an anti-corruption message ahead of the 2018 midterm elections, accusing Republicans of allowing themselves to become beholden to giant corporate interests during the Trump presidency.

The message, articulated in speeches Tuesday from two potential 2020 presidential candidates, aims to undercut President Donald Trump's argument that he has taken steps to "drain the swamp" in Washington and rein in the influence of lobbyists.

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren warns about Trump's ridding of regulations, calling it a "scam" that helps the wealthy and corporations.

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock is a Democrat who was re-elected in 2016 even as Trump won the state by 20 points. He used a speech at the Center for American Progress to promote ways of reducing the influence of big money in politics.