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Accountability | Virginia

Va. State Senators Bryce Reeves and Glen Sturtevant Blocked Bill That Would Have Banned Deadly Gun Magazine Used In Virginia Beach Shooting

By Cole Driver on June 4, 2019.

Less than six months before last week's deadly shooting in Virginia Beach, Republican Va. state Senators Bryce Reeves and Glen Sturtevant prevented a bill from passing the state legislature that would have banned the sale of high-capacity magazines similar to those used in the rampage.

Accountability | Louisiana

Rispone Holds Fundraiser with Private Education Executive Involved in State Program that Let Him Save $300K on Tax Bill

By Cole Driver on May 23, 2019.

Louisiana gubernatorial candidate Eddie Rispone held a fundraiser Wednesday with a charter-school advocate who participates in a scholarship program that allowed wealthy donors -- including Rispone himself -- to avoid paying taxes.

Health Care | Virginia

Fact Check: Virginia State Sen. Bryce Reeves Claims to ‘Champion’ Low-Cost Insurance, but His Plan Would Boost Premiums

By Cole Driver on May 7, 2019.

Virginia state Sen. Bryce Reeves is running Facebook ads claiming he “championed” higher-quality and lower-priced health care legislation, but an analysis showed that his bills would have increased premiums and slashed protections for pre-existing conditions.

Foreign Policy | Texas

Ignoring Texas Farmers’ Pain, John Cornyn Says There Is Nothing He Can Do About Trump’s Trade Wars

By Cole Driver on April 30, 2019.

During a stop in Lubbock, Texas, earlier this month, Sen. John Cornyn appeared to dismiss the economic pain the Trump administration’s trade wars have caused to U.S. farmers, saying — incorrectly — there was nothing Congress could do to defuse tensions between Washington and its trading partners.

Economy | Minnesota

Minnesota Rep. Jim Hagedorn Falsely Claims No American Goes to Sleep Hungry

By Cole Driver on April 29, 2019. Last edited April 30, 2019.

Ignoring the reality for the millions in his own state who struggle to put food on the table, U.S. Rep. Jim Hagedorn, R-Minn., said Tuesday that he believes no American goes to bed hungry.

Accountability | Virginia

Virginia Del. Glenn Davis Got 93% of Contributions from Special Interests

By Cole Driver on April 25, 2019.

Virginia state Del. Glenn Davis reported hauling in $14,400 in fundraising contributions between January and March, but less than 7 percent of that came from individuals. The rest came from PACs, businesses and lobbying firms, deepening Davis’ reliance on special-interest money for his re-election campaign.

Accountability | Louisiana

Despite Labeling Himself ‘Outsider,’ Gov. Candidate Eddie Rispone Has Long Been a GOP Insider

By Cole Driver on April 17, 2019.

Louisiana gubernatorial candidate Eddie Rispone has painted himself as a "conservative outsider," but campaign-finance records show that he has contributed millions of dollars to Republicans in the past two decades.

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