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Accountability | Florida

DeSantis to Headline Anti-Gay Event Days Before Election

By on October 19, 2018.

Ron DeSantis will be the keynote speaker at an event in Miami next week sponsored by an anti-gay group that opposes same-sex marriage, lobbied against a local law banning gay-conversion therapy, used images of men leering at girls in bathrooms to stir fear about a proposal to accommodate transgender students and called homosexuality “aberrant” behavior.

Accountability | Oklahoma

Stitt’s Company Faced Multiple Sexual Discrimination Suits

By on October 17, 2018.

Kevin Stitt portrays himself as a conservative family man whose business acumen qualifies him to be governor of Oklahoma, but in the past five years, his mortgage company has been sued three times alleging he or other managers sexually discriminated against women.

Accountability | Arizona

Fact Check: McSally Campaigned on Protecting Benefits and Consumer Privacy but Did Opposite in Congress

By on October 15, 2018.

At a town hall in Sahuarita, Ariz., last year, Rep. Martha McSally was asked a yes-or-no question: Would she defend Social Security and Medicare?

McSally responded emphatically, “Yes,” and the audience cheered. But McSally’s record in Congress gave a different answer.

Despite promises to the contrary, the Republican who is now...

Accountability | New Mexico

Pearce Courts Fringe Anti-Abortion Conspiracy Theorists in New Mexico Governor’s Race

By on October 15, 2018.

While Rep. Steve Pearce doesn’t mention abortion on his campaign website, he is planning to appear this weekend with anti-abortion activists who have actively pushed QAnon and other far-right conspiracies as his campaign for governor enters its final weeks.

Accountability | Montana

Gianforte Says He Might Attend Anti-Government Extremist Conference

By on October 12, 2018.

Rep. Greg Gianforte said he might attend a conference organized by anti-government extremists -- including a leader of the armed occupation of a national wildlife refuge in Oregon in 2016.

Accountability | Michigan

Schuette Embarrassed by ‘Creepy’ Video of Coquettish Comments Toward Female Reporter

By on October 12, 2018. Last edited January 31, 2019.

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette said Thursday he was embarrassed by a viral video of him speaking suggestively to a female interviewer while he was a member of Congress nearly 30 years ago. In the 1989 video, Schuette, now the Republican nominee for governor, adjusted his tie and licked his lips as he spoke with an off-camera woman positioning him for an interview. “I will be happy to move closer to the lamp,” Schuette told her. “I will do anything you want. Some things I may not let you run the camera on.”

Accountability | Colorado

Stapleton Hasn’t Swiped in at His Capitol Office in 4 Years

By on October 12, 2018.

When Colorado state Treasurer Walker Stapleton was running for re-election in 2014, his opponent accused him of not showing up for work after records revealed he only swiped in at his office with his electronic key card about 10 times a month. But since the 2014 election, records show, Stapleton has only swiped in once, raising new questions about his work ethic as he runs for governor.

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