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Curbelo Received Thousands from Lobbyists for Maduro and His Cronies

By Tyler Bilbo on November 4, 2018.

Rep. Carlos Curbelo recently called on his opponent to return a contribution from a Democratic congresswoman his spokesperson labeled a “Maduro and Castro sympathizer.” However, Curbelo, a Miami Republican, had no problem taking thousands of dollars from the Maduro regime’s American lobbyists.

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DeSantis Ally Blames Pittsburgh Synagogue’s Former President for Massacre

By Sam Falconer on October 30, 2018.

Ron DeSantis ally David Horowitz on Monday blamed the toxic political culture that led to Saturday’s massacre inside a Pittsburgh synagogue on the synagogue’s former president.

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Records Raise Questions About Tax Dollars Paying for DeSantis’s 2016 Horowitz Speech

By Chad Smith on October 27, 2018.

Ron DeSantis’s congressional office spent hundreds of dollars for travel around the time he attended a 2016 conference sponsored by a right-wing figure with a history of racist rhetoric, raising new questions about whether taxpayers paid for the trip.

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Curbelo Preaches Respect for Journalists but Took Thousands From Colleague Who Assaulted Reporter

By Chad Smith on October 26, 2018.

In recent days, Rep. Carlos Curbelo, R-Fla., has criticized President Donald Trump’s vitriol toward the media, but campaign-finance records show Curbelo took thousands of dollars from a colleague who physically assaulted a journalist last year. In August. Curbelo took a $2,700 campaign contribution from Rep. Greg Gianforte, R-Mont., who was charged with assaulting a Guardian reporter attempting to ask him questions on the eve of a special election.

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Scott’s PAC Still Taking Potentially Illegal Contributions from Private Prison Company

By Chad Smith on October 25, 2018.

A super PAC affiliated with Florida Gov. Rick Scott has continued accepting potentially illegal contributions from America's largest private prison company, despite coming under fire for the potential campaign finance law violation earlier this year.

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Watchdog Group Calls for Investigation into Diaz-Balart’s Potential Mortgage Fraud

By Chad Smith on October 23, 2018.

A government watchdog group formally requested Monday that the Office of Congressional Ethics mount an investigation to discover if Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Fla., committed bank fraud in connection with a pair of mortgages the congressman took out.

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DeSantis to Headline Anti-Gay Event Days Before Election

By Chad Smith on October 19, 2018.

Ron DeSantis will be the keynote speaker at an event in Miami next week sponsored by an anti-gay group that opposes same-sex marriage, lobbied against a local law banning gay-conversion therapy, used images of men leering at girls in bathrooms to stir fear about a proposal to accommodate transgender students and called homosexuality “aberrant” behavior.

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