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Accountability | Tennessee

Major Donor to Blackburn Accused in Migrant Toddler’s Death

By Chad Smith on November 4, 2018.

Since reports of migrant children being separated from adults at the border sparked outrage this year, Rep. Marsha Blackburn dug in, defending President Donald Trump’s heated rhetoric about a caravan of Central Americans and has taken thousands of dollars from a company accused of negligence in the death of a migrant toddler who had been held in a detention facility.

Accountability | Florida

Curbelo Received Thousands from Lobbyists for Maduro and His Cronies

By Tyler Bilbo on November 4, 2018.

Rep. Carlos Curbelo recently called on his opponent to return a contribution from a Democratic congresswoman his spokesperson labeled a “Maduro and Castro sympathizer.” However, Curbelo, a Miami Republican, had no problem taking thousands of dollars from the Maduro regime’s American lobbyists.

Accountability | Virginia

House Candidate Runs on Local Business Record, Even As He Looks to Relocate Out of State

By Chad Smith on November 3, 2018.

A Virginia Republican running for Congress on his business record claimed his plans to expand in Pennsylvania would benefit his district with jobs and allow him to spend more locally. It turns out, neither is the case.

Accountability | Georgia

Brian Kemp’s Effort to Pause 53K Voter Registrations Was Ruled Discriminatory When Karen Handel Tried

By Chad Smith on November 2, 2018.

Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp’s effort to halt the registrations of 53,000 voters — drawing criticism of voter suppression against minority voters ahead of Tuesday’s election — echoed an initiative from his his predecessor, U.S. Rep. Karen Handel, in 2008 that was blocked by the Justice Department.

Accountability | Missouri

Hawley Worked Five Hours a Week While DC Political Consultants Ran His Office

By Chad Smith on November 1, 2018.

The night Josh Hawley was elected attorney general of Missouri in 2016, he promised to clean up Jefferson City and told voters he wouldn’t become another ladder-climbing politician. Within weeks, Hawley was skipping office hours and outsourcing government work to out-of-state political consultants. Within seven months, he was running for higher office.

Accountability | Virginia

Dave Brat Connected Mass Shootings to Obamacare

By Chad Smith on November 1, 2018.

During an interview with a conservative radio host earlier this year, Rep. Dave Brat, R-Va., connected a spate of mass shootings to “elites up in D.C.,” suggesting that national leaders could do nothing to stop the violence and were, in fact, exacerbating it through the Affordable Care Act.

Accountability | Virginia

Week Before Election, Scott Taylor Won’t Say If He’s Supporting Corey Stewart

By Chad Smith on October 31, 2018.

With a week until Election Day, Rep. Scott Taylor, R-Va., refused to answer whether he planned to vote for Corey Stewart, his party’s divisive nominee for Senate in Virginia. “I’m not going to be voting for Tim Kaine, that’s for sure," Taylor said at a debate Tuesday.

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