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Accountability | New Mexico

Pearce Likens Driving Latino Voters to Polls to Russian Election Interference

By on September 24, 2018.

Rep. Steve Pearce likened efforts to get Latino voters to the polls in 2016 to Russia’s interference to help elect Donald Trump. “At a time when we’ve got the Mueller investigation going on to determine if the Russians were influencing elections, actually it’s happening right under Mueller’s nose that Google was trying to rig the elections,” said Pearce, the GOP nominee for New Mexico governor.

Accountability | Florida

DeSantis Holds Rally with Support from Violent Far-Right Group

By on September 24, 2018.

At Ron DeSantis’s rally in Sarasota, Fla., on Saturday, a far-right group with ties to white supremacists -- the Proud Boys -- showed up to support the Republican gubernatorial nominee, chanting "lock him up" about his Democratic opponent, Andrew Gillum, who is black. DeSantis’s campaign did not appear to remove the Proud Boys demonstrators from the event, though it distanced itself from them afterward.

Accountability | North Dakota

Cramer, White House Ready to Cut Social Security and Medicare

By on September 21, 2018.

In February, Cramer dismissed Trump’s promises to protect Social Security as something “good to campaign on” but “hard to do” and told Breitbart he would be “happy” to discuss changes.

Accountability | Virginia

Candidate Who Shared ‘Bigfoot Erotica’ Booed at Debate for Sex Joke

By on September 21, 2018.

A Republican congressional candidate who earlier in the campaign defended sharing explicit depictions of Bigfoot on social media startled a debate crowd with a sexual comment during his closing remarks Thursday night.

Accountability | Colorado

Stapleton’s Company Violated Calif. Water Codes More Than 75 Times

By on September 20, 2018.

Walker Stapleton has pledged to be a steward of Colorado’s water, but facilities he ran for years in California wine country were found in violation of water regulations more than 75 times.

Accountability | Arizona

McSally, Scott Get Boost From PAC Run by Operative with History of Sexist Tweets

By on September 20, 2018.

The new executive director of a conservative PAC supporting Martha McSally and Rick Scott has a long record of tweets degrading women.

Accountability | Indiana

Braun Touts Made-in-America on the Trail, but Hawks Foreign Products in His Home Goods Store

By on September 20, 2018.

Mike Braun is campaigning for the Senate as a made-in-America businessman, but he owns and profits from a home-decorating store that sells pricey knickknacks made in China.

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