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Accountability | Florida

Scott’s PAC Still Taking Potentially Illegal Contributions from Private Prison Company

By on October 25, 2018.

A super PAC affiliated with Florida Gov. Rick Scott has continued accepting potentially illegal contributions from America's largest private prison company, despite coming under fire for the potential campaign finance law violation earlier this year.

Accountability | New Jersey

Records: Hugin Gave More Than $570K to Anti-Abortion, Anti-LGBT Causes

By on October 25, 2018.

Bob Hugin has consistently claimed to be a “different kind of Republican,” who supports marriage equality and a woman’s right to choose. But campaign-finance and nonprofit records — as well as Hugin’s past rhetoric — tell a different story, showing he and his wife contributed more than $570,000 in the last decade to various anti-abortion and anti-LGBT candidates and organizations across the country.

Accountability | Florida

Watchdog Group Calls for Investigation into Diaz-Balart’s Potential Mortgage Fraud

By on October 23, 2018.

A government watchdog group formally requested Monday that the Office of Congressional Ethics mount an investigation to discover if Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Fla., committed bank fraud in connection with a pair of mortgages the congressman took out.

Accountability | North Dakota

Cramer’s Support for Voter ID Law Highlights His Fraught Relationship with Tribes

By on October 22, 2018.

More than 36,000 Native Americans live in North Dakota, constituting the state’s largest minority group as well as a key constituency in the coming midterm elections. But Rep. Kevin Cramer, a third-term Republican running to unseat Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, has had run-ins with tribal leaders and is supporting a voter ID law that tribes have said amounts to voter suppression.

Accountability | Kansas

Yoder’s Campaign Has 63 Employees but Has Paid $0 in Payroll Taxes

By on October 22, 2018.

Rep. Kevin Yoder has avoided paying payroll tax and providing benefits to his campaign employees by classifying them as “consultants,” a decision which, if a deliberate misclassification, could open the campaign to fines and criminal charges.

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.

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