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Accountability | Louisiana

Kennedy Stayed Seated as Other Passengers Saluted Veterans on ‘Honor Flight’

By on October 3, 2018.

As a group of veterans arrived on what is known as an “honor flight” at a Washington-area airport last month, Sen. John Kennedy remained seated while many others in the terminal stood and applauded. The Louisiana Republican has called for Americans to respect veterans "every day."

Accountability | Michigan

Schuette Enters Homestretch Fighting Constituents He Falsely Accused of Fraud

By on October 2, 2018.

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette will enter the final month of his campaign for governor with his office arguing in court that Michiganders whom the state falsely accused of unemployment fraud aren’t entitled to damages.

Accountability | Washington

As Trade War Hits Washington State, McMorris Rodgers Won’t Challenge Trump

By on October 1, 2018.

As Trump’s trade war with China intensifies, farmers in Washington are growing restless. But Rep. McMorris Rodgers has not abandoned Trump while her constituents watch and wait.

Accountability | Montana

Rosendale Made $500K on Maryland Property He Claimed As a Loss

By on September 28, 2018.

Montana Senate candidate Matt Rosendale made roughly $500,000 from the sale of his Maryland home he claimed on his federal taxes was sold at a loss, according to records reviewed by the American Ledger.

Accountability | Ohio

DeWine Was Accused by Police Chiefs of Ignoring Rogue Sheriff’s Prescription Drug Scheme

By on September 26, 2018.

In 2016, DeWine was publicly accused by police chiefs of ignoring their concerns about a prescription-drug operation — a complaint that forced an investigation, resulted in a conviction and raised questions about DeWine’s relationship with law enforcement.

Accountability | New Mexico

Pearce Likens Driving Latino Voters to Polls to Russian Election Interference

By on September 24, 2018.

Rep. Steve Pearce likened efforts to get Latino voters to the polls in 2016 to Russia’s interference to help elect Donald Trump. “At a time when we’ve got the Mueller investigation going on to determine if the Russians were influencing elections, actually it’s happening right under Mueller’s nose that Google was trying to rig the elections,” said Pearce, the GOP nominee for New Mexico governor.

Accountability | Florida

DeSantis Holds Rally with Support from Violent Far-Right Group

By on September 24, 2018.

At Ron DeSantis’s rally in Sarasota, Fla., on Saturday, a far-right group with ties to white supremacists -- the Proud Boys -- showed up to support the Republican gubernatorial nominee, chanting "lock him up" about his Democratic opponent, Andrew Gillum, who is black. DeSantis’s campaign did not appear to remove the Proud Boys demonstrators from the event, though it distanced itself from them afterward.

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