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Accountability | Arizona

McSally Didn’t Disclose Employers of Donors Who Have Given Her $2 Million Since 2017

By Chad Smith on April 19, 2019.

Sen. Martha McSally’s last fundraising report did not disclose employment information for 84 different donors who contributed more than $60,000, adding to the $2.1 million reported without such information in the last two years and rehashing an issue from a past campaign that resulted in an audit by the Federal Election Commission.

Immigration | Arizona

These 12 GOP Senators Jeopardized $2.6B in Military Funding for Their States to Build Trump’s Wall

By Chad Smith on March 19, 2019.

The Pentagon on Monday released a list of $6.8 billion worth of military-construction projects that could be scuttled to pay for President Donald Trump’s border wall, posing political issues for Republican senators who could see bases in their home states lose hundreds of millions of dollars. More than $2.6 billion of that funding would come from 12 states where Republican senators who supported Trump’s declaration are facing re-election next year.

Corruption & Secrecy | Arizona

Kyl to Resign From Senate 3 Days Before Financial Disclosure Filing Deadline

By Chad Smith on December 14, 2018.

Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., announced today he will resign from his appointed seat on Dec. 31, three days before the former lobbyist is required to file financial-disclosure paperwork.

Corruption & Secrecy | Arizona

McSally Embraced Trump, but Not His Pledge to ‘Drain the Swamp’

By Chad Smith on October 18, 2018.

Since Donald Trump was elected, Rep. Martha McSally has voted to protect Trump and his political appointees from scrutiny while obstructing efforts to overturn Citizens United and stop the flow of dark money into politics, a review of her voting record showed. McSally, R-Ariz., now running for an open Senate seat, has even boasted that she votes with Trump more than any other Arizonan in Congress.

Accountability | Arizona

Fact Check: McSally Campaigned on Protecting Benefits and Consumer Privacy but Did Opposite in Congress

By Chad Smith on October 15, 2018.

At a town hall in Sahuarita, Ariz., last year, Rep. Martha McSally was asked a yes-or-no question: Would she defend Social Security and Medicare?

McSally responded emphatically, “Yes,” and the audience cheered. But McSally’s record in Congress gave a different answer.

Despite promises to the contrary, the Republican who is now...

Accountability | Arizona

Fact Check: McSally Broke Major Promise to Keep Protections for Pre-Existing Conditions

By Chad Smith on September 25, 2018.

After repeatedly promising Arizonans she would preserve protections for pre-existing conditions, McSally voted for the 2017 Republican plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act that would take away the guarantee prohibiting price discrimination for individuals with pre-existing conditions.

Accountability | Arizona

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

By Mike Stark 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.

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