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Economy | Pennsylvania

Under Trump, Pennsylvania’s Fracking, Steel, and Coal Jobs Down

By Chai Karve on October 29, 2020.

According to an analysis of economic data since early 2017, jobs in Pennsylvania’s coal, fracking, and steel industries have declined during President Donald Trump’s time in office despite his extensive promises on the 2016 campaign trail to preserve them.

Government | Corruption & Secrecy | Texas

Crenshaw, Texas Republicans Use Russian Stock Footage in Campaign Ad

By Chai Karve on October 21, 2020.

According to a review by American Ledger, a political advertisement featuring several Texas Republican congressional candidates used stock footage of a Russian warship and an Israeli military helicopter to promote their campaigns.

Coronavirus

Report: After COVID Contraction, Trump Continues to Hold Maskless Fundraisers

By Chai Karve on October 20, 2020.

As COVID-19 continues its rampant spread in the United States, taking hundreds of thousands of lives in its wake, the President and his family continue to hold fundraisers where masks are optional, and apparently, discouraged, according to firsthand social media posts reviewed by American Ledger. 

Accountability | Alabama

Multi-Millionaire Tommy Tuberville Had Public Universities Pay Lavish Country Club Fees

By Chai Karve on October 20, 2020.

On multiple occasions, Alabama GOP Senate candidate Tommy Tuberville had two publicly-funded universities pay thousands of dollars in membership fees for elite private golf and country clubs, despite the fact that he was already an established multi-millionaire. 

Accountability | Maine

Collins, Husband Made Millions From Government Contracts Intended for Struggling Businesses

By Chai Karve on October 19, 2020.

According to new documents obtained by American Ledger, GOP Senator Susan Collins’ husband Thomas Daffron served as an executive at a multi-million dollar lobbying and consulting company that pitched itself as a small, economically disadvantaged business in order to obtain work government contracts. This new reporting falls in line with previous reports of Collins’ attempts to leverage her power as a Senator to boost her net worth via her husband's business. 

Accountability | Arizona

Kate Brophy McGee Touts Endorsement from Anti-LGBTQ+ Preacher

By Chai Karve on October 19, 2020.

According to a review by American Ledger, Republican Arizona State Senator Kate Brophy McGee (LD-28) ran a pair of Facebook advertisements touting an endorsement from a pastor at the North Mountain Christian Assembly church, a member of the Assemblies of God, an anti-LGBTQ+ organization.

Economy | Kansas

Roger Marshall Talks Tough on China, Profits off of Chinese Corporation Alibaba

By Chai Karve on October 9, 2020.

According to a review by American Ledger, Kansas GOP Senate candidate Roger Marshall bought and sold thousands of dollars of stock in the Chinese conglomerate Alibaba while repeatedly attacking the Chinese government and companies for their questionable practices.

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