confusion | Accountability | Wisconsin
Wisconsin Supreme Court Candidate Dorow Cryptically Says the Jeffrey Dahmer Case Opened Her Eyes To “How Liberal The Media Was”
Voters at a local meet and greet campaign event with Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate Jennifer Dorow were treated to an unusual account of how she developed her views on contemporary journalism in the United States.
Speaking last month about her experience as an intern working in a television newsroom in...
Accountability | Georgia
Perdue Stands to Personally Profit From His Votes For Social Security Privatization
According to a review by American Ledger, Republican Senator David Perdue repeatedly supported the privatization of Social Security, a policy change that would benefit his Wall Street campaign donors and be a boon to his personal investments.
Between 2015 and 2017, Perdue voted three times to advance...
Accountability | Alabama
Multi-Millionaire Tommy Tuberville Had Public Universities Pay Lavish Country Club Fees
On multiple occasions, Alabama GOP Senate candidate Tommy Tuberville had two publicly-funded universities pay thousands of dollars in membership fees for elite private golf and country clubs, despite the fact that he was already an established multi-millionaire.
Accountability | Maine
Collins, Husband Made Millions From Government Contracts Intended for Struggling Businesses
According to new documents obtained by American Ledger, GOP Senator Susan Collins’ husband Thomas Daffron served as an executive at a multi-million dollar lobbying and consulting company that pitched itself as a small, economically disadvantaged business in order to obtain work government contracts. This new reporting falls in line with previous reports of Collins’ attempts to leverage her power as a Senator to boost her net worth via her husband's business.
Accountability | Arizona
Kate Brophy McGee Touts Endorsement from Anti-LGBTQ+ Preacher
According to a review by American Ledger, Republican Arizona State Senator Kate Brophy McGee (LD-28) ran a pair of Facebook advertisements touting an endorsement from a pastor at the North Mountain Christian Assembly church, a member of the Assemblies of God, an anti-LGBTQ+ organization.
Accountability | North Carolina
Thom Tillis’ Ex-Wife Cites “Cruel and Inhuman Treatment” in Divorce Documents
According to court filings obtained by American Ledger, North Carolina Republican Senator Thom Tillis’ ex-wife alleged “cruel and inhuman treatment” by Tillis, raising questions about the reasons surrounding the couple’s eventual divorce. In Tennessee, where the couple was married, “cruel and inhuman treatment” legally includes domestic violence, adultery, emotional or verbal abuse, and sexual assault.
Parson Aided Future Donor By Gutting Voter-Approved Initiative As A State Senator
During his time as a state legislator, Republican Governor Mike Parson worked to gut puppy mill regulations, nullifying a ballot initiative passed by Missouri voters to benefit an out-of-state oil executive that later became a major donor to Parson’s campaign. Now, after Missourians voted to pass Medicaid expansion in August 2020, Parson’s willingness to gut voter-approved initiatives is coming under new scrutiny as the Governor of Missouri in 2021 will be tasked with expanding health care as mandated by the voters.