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Accountability | Tennessee

Blackburn Wouldn’t Call for Resignation of GOPer Accused of Groping 3 Teens

By on October 9, 2018.

When Rep. Marsha Blackburn said last month the woman accusing Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her when they were both teenagers should testify, she also called the allegation a “smear” and a partisan “delay tactic.” It fit a pattern of how Blackburn, a Tennessee Republican now running for the Senate, has handled accusations of sexual misconduct against conservative allies.

Health Care | Minnesota

Paulsen Took Campaign Cash From OxyContin Maker Being Sued by Minnesota

By on October 9, 2018.

Rep. Erik Paulsen, R-Minn., is one of the few candidates still taking Purdue’s money, accepting $1,000 this election cycle even as his state takes legal action against the company for downplaying the risks and pushing higher doses of OxyContin.

Accountability | Florida

As House Candidate, DeSantis Penned Racially Charged Book Excusing Slavery

By on October 8, 2018.

In 2011, as Ron DeSantis was running for a seat in Congress, he penned a book repudiating then-President Barack Obama’s worldview by dissecting his biracial upbringing and questioning his Christianity while also excusing the Founding Fathers for ratifying slavery in the Constitution.

Accountability | California

Investigation Alleges Nunes’ Family Farm Employs Undocumented Workers

By on October 5, 2018.

Before Rep. Devin Nunes became President Donald Trump’s congressional battering ram, he was a reliable conservative whose family dairy farm gave him an appealing story to tell voters. But what Nunes hasn’t told his constituents is that more than a decade ago, his family farm moved to Sibley, Iowa, where many farmers — including, allegedly, the Nuneses — rely on the labor of undocumented immigrants.

Accountability | California

Indicted Congressman’s New Ad Uses Footage of 9/11 Flight Hitting World Trade Center

By on October 5, 2018.

Rep. Duncan Hunter, who was indicted in August on charges he committed fraud and misused campaign contributions to fund his extravagant lifestyle, released an ad last week featuring footage of United Airlines Flight 175 crashing into the World Trade Center on 9/11.

Health Care | Florida

Scott Profits Off Company His Administration Sued for Role in Opioid Crisis

By on October 5, 2018.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott profited from his investments in companies that contributed to the state’s opioid crisis, even as his administration took one of them to court for its role in spreading the epidemic across the state.

Health Care | Tennessee

While Opioid Epidemic Ravages Tennessee, Blackburn Skips Key Vote to Combat Crisis

By on October 4, 2018.

Rep. Marsha Blackburn skipped a vote last week on bipartisan legislation to curb the opioid crisis, even as she campaigned for the Senate with a promise to “combat the opioid epidemic” and released a TV ad touting her efforts on the issue.

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