The Corruption Revolving Door: How One Recycled Republican Could Face Ethics Charges if He Returns to Office

By: Friday October 15, 2010 5:15 pm

I’m so old I can remember back to when Republicans were tarred with the “culture of corruption” label. I think it was back in 2006. Multiple members either resigned or were defeated after a spate of ethics violations involving sex and money. Four years later, many Republicans who were in office and lost their seats in the wave elections of 2006 and 2008 have returned in a favorable political environment to reclaim their positions. It was inevitable that at least one of them would be enmeshed in the same corruption and ethics scandals of the recent GOP past.

Charlie Bass, a former Congressman who lost his seat to Paul Hodes in 2006, is back to challenge for the open seat against progressive Ann McLane Kuster. Polls have shown the race close, but Bass is in position to return to Congress. There’s only one problem: he would almost immediately face the Ethics Committee.

 

How Does the Progressive Scorecard Shape Up For the 2010 Primaries?

By: Wednesday September 15, 2010 3:50 pm

I hate to disrupt the “GOP goes extreme” narrative the media has latched onto (hampered somewhat by the fact that Christine O’Donnell was the nominee for US Senate for Delaware, um, two years ago), but that wasn’t the only story coming out of last night’s end to the primary schedule. In fact, we saw a fair number of progressive candidates, a mix of incumbents and challengers, knock off opponents running to their right.

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