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Accountability | Virginia

Virginia State Sen. Amanda Chase’s Controversial Comments on Sexual Assault Cap Off Long Record of Opposing Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Legislation

By Cole Driver on July 16, 2019.

Virginia State Sen. Amanda Chase recently took to her Facebook page to blame women who have been raped for not carrying private firearms, stating “It’s those who are naïve and unprepared that end of [sic] raped.”

Chase, who represents Virginia’s 11th District, made the comments one day before she heralded herself a champion of women, stating that she believed every woman had a right “to protect themselves.”

Accountability | Kentucky

Kentucky Governor’s Family Charity Has Direct Links to Controversial Anti-LGBTQ Group that Promotes Conversion Therapy

By Travis McLeod on July 1, 2019.

A charity with direct ties to Kentucky’s Republican Governor Matt Bevin is promoting a partnership with a controversial anti-LGBTQ group with a history of supporting conversion therapy for LGBTQ youth.

Accountability | New Hampshire

NH Republican Don Bolduc Enlisted Shady Financial Advisor Fined by NH Securities Watchdog as a Validator for His Senate Campaign Launch

By Cole Driver on July 1, 2019.

Scott Trendell, a controversial supporter of newly announced New Hampshire U.S. Senate Republican hopeful Don Bolduc, was once forced to pay over $35,000 in an out-of-court settlement in a case alleging Trendell intentionally recommended unsuitable stock that cost his client more than $55,000 in losses.

Accountability | Maine

Alleged Champion of LGBTQ Rights Susan Collins Voted for 9 of Donald Trump’s Anti-LGBTQ Judicial Nominees

By Cole Driver on June 28, 2019.

On June 14, 2019 Maine Republican Susan Collins came out strongly against Trump judicial nominee Matthew Kacsmaryk, citing his “alarming bias against LGBTQ Americans and disregard for Supreme Court precedents.” What Collins didn’t say was that, precluding this public admonishment, she had voted for at least eight other Trump judicial nominees who ruled on multiple occasions against LGBTQ equality.

Accountability | Virginia

Controversial Fringe Republican Paul Milde is Attempting to Buy His Seat in the Virginia House of Delegates

By Cole Driver on June 25, 2019.

Paul Milde, a controversial fringe Republican running to represent Virginia's 28th district in the House of Delegates, appears to be attempting to buy the seat for himself after records indicate only 2% of his donations come from individuals other than himself.

Accountability | Kentucky

New Allegations of Illegal Behavior Revive Matt Bevin’s Long History of Encouraging Allies To Break Federal Law

By Cole Driver on June 20, 2019.

Allegations that Matt Bevin and members of his administration are violating federal restrictions on political activity have resurfaced amid an ongoing dispute between Bevin and Ky. Attorney General Andy Beshear over health care policy.

Accountability

The Trump Administration Has Funneled Millions in Farmer Bailout Money to Corrupt Foreign Corporations

By Cole Driver on June 10, 2019.

In light of President Trump’s escalating trade war with China, the Trump Administration has quietly funneled millions in bailout money -- which was supposed to be designated to alleviate the financial burden of U.S. farmers -- into massive, corrupt international farming corporations.

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