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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.

Accountability | Arizona

McSally Opposed Sexual Misconduct Training for Soldiers Because Men Would Call it ‘Waste’ of Time

By Chad Smith on September 18, 2018.

Rep. Martha McSally dismissed new sexual misconduct training last year for the military because male soldiers and sailors would find it to be “a waste of time” and would grow to resent their female colleagues.

Accountability | Arizona

McSally Gave Campaign a Boost on Taxpayers’ Dime

By Chad Smith on September 14, 2018.

Rep. Martha McSally used her congressional office to campaign in Maricopa County -- far from the district she represents -- during her contentious Republican Senate primary in Arizona, according to an American Ledger analysis.

Accountability | Arizona

McSally’s New TV Ad Includes False Attack Questioning Sinema’s Patriotism

By Chad Smith on September 10, 2018.

Independent fact-checkers declared Rep. Martha McSally’s new ad attacking her opponent’s patriotism to be false. PolitiFact Arizona rated McSally’s attack ad “mostly false” on Monday, saying McSally’s ad “ignores critical facts that would give a different impression.”