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No-Budget
This morning, the LA Times put a spotlight on Ami Bera’s hypocrisy of refusing to support any of the seven budgets offered during budget season in the U.S. House of Representatives after campaigning on his support of ‘no budget, no pay’ legislation. In fact, Bera voted against every budget offered “just a few months after ...
HUD
Today, Nebraska Watchdog reported that Brad Ashford is “lobbying HUD to give the Omaha Housing Authority more time to repay $1.1 million it misspent a few years ago,” creating a potential conflict of interest because Ashford ran the housing authority during “part of the time an audit found the misallocated money.” Ashford was the CEO ...
walz vs peterson
Yesterday, Tim Walz found himself in the awkward position of opposing a bill vital to Minnesota farmers which was supported by none other than his Democratic colleague Collin Peterson. Making the situation even more uncomfortable, Peterson also happens to be the top Democrat on the Agriculture Committee, on which Walz also serves. The bill, H.R. ...
farming
It’s another day and another instance of Gwen Graham’s rhetoric contradicting her voting record.  This time, Graham contradicts all of her talk of supporting farmers by opposing H.R. 1105, the Death Tax Repeal Act.  The Death Tax hits family-owned farms hard.  Oftentimes the heirs of a deceased farm owner are forced to sell off tractors, ...
kuster
Yesterday, Annie Kuster voted to fire herself.  She did so by voting in favor of H.R. 1563, the Federal Employee Tax Accountability Act, which makes individuals with a “seriously delinquent tax debt” ineligible to remain, or to become, federal employees. You would think someone like Kuster, who has been delinquent on over $40,000 in taxes ...
Despite barely squeaking by last November, Jim Costa (CA-16) continues to underwhelm, netting only $2,000 in his first quarter of fundraising. Costa raised a paltry $80,223.13 while spending $78,008.51. That’s a burn rate of 97.2%! Between such a tiny fundraising haul and an astronomically high burn rate, you can’t help but wonder if Costa is ...
victor lopez
Only a few days into his campaign, third-tier candidate Daniel Parra is already showing why national Democrats looked everywhere else before reluctantly settling on him to run in California’s 21st Congressional District. Parra managed to botch a standard endorsement announcement by including Orange Cove Mayor Victor Lopez on the list. Lopez’s endorsement is problematic for ...

A Public Shaming
| April 12th, 2015

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Today, Ron Barber went on Tucson TV to theatrically pull the rug out from under the DCCC and announce that he will NOT run again in AZ-02. Barber made sure to say that folks in DC had encouraged him to run when making his big announcement. Instead of staying under the radar and issuing a ...