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STATE BY STATE GOP SCANDAL SCORECARD (10/21/05)
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STATE BY STATE GOP SCANDAL SCORECARD
Your Weekly 'Republican Corruption' Update
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Alabama
Investigation: Sen. Richard Shelby
Disposition: received contributions from Abramoff

Investigation: Gov. Robert Riley
Disposition: Received contributions from Abramoff.
Received contributions from. DeLays ARMPAC, linked to Abramoff
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Alaska
Investigation: Senate President Ben Stevens (son of US Senate Pro Tem President Ted Stevens)
Disposition: Probed for accepting consulting fees from oil services firm Veco. Subject to a recall petition.

Investigation: Sen. Ted Stevens
Disposition: Received contributions from Abramoff.
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Arkansas
Investigation: Arkansas Republican Party
Disposition: Received contributions from. DeLays ARMPAC, linked to Abramoff

Arkansas - Sexual Assault, Child Pornography
Investigation: Joshua Dickens, Republican Constable of Faulkner County.
Disposition: Severly beat, burned, handcuffed and kidnapped woman he was in a relationship with. Sentenced 5 yrs, could be released within 1 year. After the trial, a 16-year-old girl, also made accusations to the police that she had been sexually assaulted by the young man. http://www.arkansasleader.com/2005/10/editorial-good-wo... >LINK
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Arizona
Investigation: Rep. J. D. Hayworth
Disposition: Received contributions from Abramoff.
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California
Investigation: Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger
Disposition: Ethics probe for accepting salary from two mens fitness magazines while governor, possible kickback from American Media publisher to Schwarzenegger charity and silence money to a woman who had an extramarital affair with Schwarzenegger. This probe may go criminal.

Investigation: Rep. Randy Duke Cunningham
Disposition: Probed for bribery regarding financial ties with and favors for defense firm MZM

Investigation: Rep. Dana Rohrabacher
Disposition: Tied to Abramoff scandal on loan papers. Recipient of contributions from Abramoff

Investigation: Rep. Doug Ose
Disposition: Received contributions from Abramoff.

Investigation: Rep. Richard Pombo
Disposition: Received contributions from Abramoff.

Investigation: Rep. John Doolittle
Disposition: Received contributions from Abramoff.

Investigation: Rep. Ed Royce
Disposition: Received contributions from Abramoff.

California - Sexual Assault, Child Pornography
Investigation: Nicholas Elizondo(Republican director of the "Young Republican Federation) Bakersfield, CA
Disposition: molested his 6-year old daughter and was http://www.armchairsubversive.com/Nicholas_Elizondo.htm >sentenced to six years in prison.

Investigation: Republican Judge Ronald C. Kline
Disposition: placed under house arrest for child molestation and possession of child pornography. http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=F00914F9... >LINK
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Colorado
Investigation: Colorado Republican Party
Disposition: Received contributions from. DeLays ARMPAC, linked to Abramoff

Colorado - Sexual Assault, Child Pornography
Investigation: http://www.txcn.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/localnews/tv... >Larry D Floyd (R-Denton County Constable)
Disposition: Arrested charged with one count of soliciting for child prostitution, three counts of enticement of a child and three counts of attempted sexual assault on a child.

Investigation: Larry Jack Schwarz, Republican parole board officer and former Colorado state representative.
Disposition: http://www.armchairsubversive.com/schwarz.htm >fired after child pornography was found in his possession

Investigation: Colorado Republican Party activist Randal David Ankeney
Disposition: charged in a second sexual-assault incident, following his July arrest involving a Disposition: 14-year-old girl he had met in an Internet chat room. http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/1130885/detail.htm... >LINK
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Connecticut
Investigation: Gov. John Rowland
Disposition: Convicted, imprisoned 2004

Investigation: Rep. Rob Simmons
Disposition: Received contributions from Abramoff

Connecticut - Sexual Assault, Child Pornography
Investigation: http://www.armchairsubversive.com/Giordano.htm >Philip Giordano(R- former Mayor of Waterbury)
Disposition: Sexually abused 2 girls. Sentenced to 37 years

Investigation: Republican legislator Peter Dibble pleaded no contest to having an inappropriate relationship with a 13-year-old girl. http://www.wtnh.com/Global/story.asp?S=1913548 >LINK
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Delaware
Investigation: Attorney General Jane Brady
Disposition: Accused of helping MBNA Bank of Wilmington skirt campaign finance laws.
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Washington DC
Investigation: Jack Abramoff, GOP lobbyist
Disposition: Indicted, wire fraud, conspiracy

Investigation: Adam Kidan, DC Dial-a-Mattress franchise in DC and Abramoff associate
Disposition: Indicted, wire fraud, conspiracy

Investigation: Michael Scanlon, former chief of staff to Tom DeLay
Disposition: Being probed for involvement in Indian casino scandal with Abramoff, Kidan, and DeLay

Investigation: Steve Rosen, American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC)
Disposition: Indicted for criminal conspiracy involving classified national security information

Investigation: Keith Weismann, AIPAC
Disposition: Indicted for criminal conspiracy involving classified national security information

Investigation: Larry Franklin, Colonel, USAF Reserves, Dept. of Defense
Disposition: Indicted for criminal conspiracy involving classified national security information

Investigation: Lewis Scooter Libby, Vice President;s Chief of Staff
Disposition: Probed for illegal disclosure of CIA classified information

Investigation: White House Deputy Chief of Staff Karl Rove
Disposition: Probed for illegal disclosure of CIA classified information

Investigation: David Safavian, Chief of Procurement Policy, Office of Management and Budget
Disposition: Arrested, Safavian is charged with making false statements to a General Services Administration ethics officer and the GSA inspector general's office. Safavian served as chief of staff at GSA before moving to OMB. Arrested Sept 19 2005 on charges of lying to investigators and obstructing a federal inquiry involving Jack Abramof

Investigation: Timothy E. Flanigan, Flanigan was nominated in May 2005, to be the No. 2 official at the Justice Department - Gonzales' top deputy. But the nomination has been held up over questions about his connection to Abramoff. http://www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-532... >LINK

Investigation: John Hannah, a key aide to Vice President Dick Cheney and one of the architects of the Iraq war,
Disposition: cooperating with Fitzgerald after being told that he was identified by witnesses as a co-conspirator in the leak. Sources said Hannah was not given immunity, but was likely offered a deal in exchange for information that could result in indictments of key White House officials. http://rawstory.com/news/2005/Second_Cheney_aide_cooper... >LINK

Investigation: a second Cheney aide, David Wurmser, has agreed to provide the prosecution with evidence that the leak was a coordinated effort by Cheneys office to discredit the agent's husband. Her husband, former ambassador Joseph Wilson, was one of the most vocal critics of the Iraq war. http://rawstory.com/news/2005/Second_Cheney_aide_cooper... >LINK



Washington DC - Sexual Assault, Child Pornography
Investigation: Mark Grethen, a longtime GOP activist and fundraiser. He was to be honored in Washington D.C. as Republican of the Year an honor bestowed upon him by Representative Tom Davis of Virginia.
Disposition: convicted of six sex crimes involving raping children. Hes scheduled to be in the Deep Meadow Correctional Facility until September 25, 2024. http://mediastudy.com/articles/av5-26-05.html >LINK

Investigation: Richard Delgaudio, served as president of the Republican-affiliated Legal Affairs Council, raising money for Oliver Norths defense during the Iran-Contra scandal, and for former Secretary of Defense Casper Weinbergers defense fund (back in the pre-Ashcroft/Gonzales days when Republican criminals were actually sometimes tried for their crimes). He also raised money for such Republican notables as Ronald Reagan and Jesse Helms.
Disposition: he pled guilty to charges of producing child pornography after getting caught paying two teenage girls to pose for his camera in a Baltimore hotel. http://mediastudy.com/articles/av5-26-05.html >LINK

John Bolton: Corroborated allegations that Mr. Boltons first wife, Christina Bolton, was forced to engage in group sex have not been refuted by the State Department despite inquires posed by Hustler magazine publisher Larry Flynt concerning the allegations. http://rawstory.com/exclusives/byrne/larry_flynt_bolton... >LINK

History of Washington DC Pedophilia - http://sf.indymedia.org/uploads/conspiracyofsilence2.wm... >Video
http://sf.indymedia.org/news/2003/02/1570946.php >Bush Sr White House Scandal 1989

Investigation: Donald Rumsfeld (R-Defense Secretary)
Disposition: authorized the rape of children in Iraqi prisons in order to humiliate >Report 1, http://media.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/world/iraq/abugh... >Full Report
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Florida
Investigation: Rep. Katherine Harris, US Senate candidate
Disposition: Probed for campaign donations from MZM, Inc. (related to Duke Cunningham probe)

Investigation: Rep. Tom Feeney
Disposition: Received contributions from Abramoff. Probed for corporate ties to Yang Enterprises, involved in over billing state of Florida. Feeney was Jeb Bushs 1994 running mate for Lt. Gov.

Investigation: Rep. Ric Keller
Disposition: Received contributions from Abramoff

Investigation: Sen. John Isakson
Disposition: Received contributions from Abramoff and Kidan.

Investigation: Miami City Commissioner Arthur Teele
Disposition: http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/12241082.htm >indicted on 26 counts of fraud and money laundering (suicide)

Investigation: Brian H. Darling, 39, legal counsel to Sen. Mel Martinez (R-Fla.) and former lobbyist for the Alexander Strategy admitted yesterday that he was the author of a memo citing the political advantage to Republicans of intervening in the case of Terri Schiavo, the senator said in an interview last night.
Disposition: offered his resignation and it was immediately accepted. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A32554-20... >LINK

Florida - Sexual Assault, Child Pornography
Investigation: Republican anti-abortion activist, John Allen Burt.
Disposition: charged with sexual misconduct involving a 15 year old girl.
(Link broken) http://www.feminist.org/news/newsbyte/uswirestory.asp?i... >LINK

Investigation: Republican activist Marty Glickman (a.k.a. "Republican Marty"), was Disposition: charged with four counts of unlawful sexual activity with a juvenile and one count of delivering the drug LSD.
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Georgia
Investigation: Ralph Reed, candidate for Lt. Gov.
Disposition: Probed for involvement in Abramoff, Kidan, DeLay Indian casino money laundering.

Investigation: Sen. John Isakson
Disposition: Received contributions from Abramoff

Investigation: Sen. Saxby Chambliss
Disposition: Received contributions from Abramoff

Investigation: Rep. Phil Gingrey
Disposition: Received contributions from Abramoff

Investigation: Rep. Jack Kingston
Disposition: Received contributions from Abramoff

Investigation: Richard Leonard, former manager of Linda Schrenko Campaign
Disposition: Pleads guilty on attempted witness tamering http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/gan/press/12-21-04.html >LINK

Investigation: Linda Schrenko, Georgia School Superintendent
Disposition: indicted on federal charges of stealing taxpayer money
http://www.ajc.com/news/content/metro/1104/11schrenko.h... >LINK http://www.buzzflash.com/editorial/04/11/edi04086.html >LINK

Investigation: Governor Sonny Perdue
Disposition: Fined for Ethics Violations, the first time a sitting governor has ever been fined since the commission was created in the 1970s. http://www.11alive.com/news/news_article.aspx?storyid=6... >LINK

Investigation: state Rep. David Graves of Macon
Disposition: will drop his legal claim that his status as a legislator should shield him from DUI charges. http://www.macon.com/mld/macon/news/local/12788935.htm >LINK
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Guam
Investigation: Gov. Felix Camacho
Disposition: Probed for ties to Abramoff and demoting Acting US Attorney for Guam Frederick Black
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Hawaii
Investigation: New Hawaii PAC and House GOP PAC
Disposition: Campaign violations filed against a number of GOP candidates for the state legislature and US House for skirting spending limits.

Hawaii - Sexual Assault, Child Pornography
Investigation: Former Hawaii County Councilman Keola Childs
Disposition: pleaded guilty in Kona Circuit Court to sexual assault in the first degree for molesting a male child last year. http://starbulletin.com/2000/07/20/news/briefs.html >LINK

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Idaho
Investigation: Rep. Michael Simpson
Disposition: Received contributions from Abramoff

Investigation: Rep. Butch Otter
Disposition: Received contributions from Abramoff
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Illinois
Investigation Target: House Speaker Dennis Hastert
Disposition: Probed for accepting money from Turkey.

Investigation Target: former Illinois Gov. George Ryan.
Disposition: Indicted. Trial pending. Charges for handing out state contracts to friends and backers in return for campaign contributions, trips and gifts

Investigation Target: Rep. Jerry Weller
Disposition: Received contributions from Abramoff (Weller is married to the daughter of Guatemalan dictator and mass murderer <300,0000 Guatemalans> Efrain Rios Montt).

Investigation: Republican National Treasurer Bob Kjellander
Disposition: Under Federal probe for steering investment contracts to Illinois Teachers Retirement Fund.

Investigation: Michael Tristano, chief of staff to State Rep. Lee A. Daniels, when Daniels served as House Republican Leader and Minority Leader in the state House ofRepresentatives -
Disposition: Indicted for diverting state employees to campaign work http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/iln/pr/chicago/2005/pr0519_01... >LINK

Investigation: Scott Fawell, Gov Ryan's top aide, campaign manager and former secretary of state during much of the 1990s.
Disposition: Convicted of racketeering in 2003 in connection with his work for Ryan, Fawell was sentenced to 6 1/2 years. Fawell later agreed to help the government at the request of his indicted fiancee, Andrea Coutretsis.
http://www.lincolncourier.com/news/05/10/12/d.asp >LINK http://www.suntimes.com/output/news/georyan12.html >LINK

Investigation: Andrea Coutretsis
Disposition: Coutretsis, a Fawell assistant who later developed a relationship with him, has pleaded guilty in two separate corruption cases and awaits sentencing. http://www.lincolncourier.com/news/05/10/12/d.asp >LINK

Investigation: Larry Warner, lobbyist, co-defendent with Gov Ryan ........Prosecutors say Ryan steered state contracts and leases to a select group of friends, including his co-defendant in the case, lobbyist Larry Warner, and received subtle kickbacks that included gifts, vacations and other benefits. Some criminal charges against Ryan stem from his 1999-2003 term as governor. http://www.sj-r.com/sections/news/stories/68609.asp >LINK http://www.lincolncourier.com/news/05/10/12/d.asp >LINK

Illinois - Sexual Assault, Child Pornography
Investigation: Republican Congressman, Dan Crane(R-IL), had sex with a minor.
http://archive.salon.com/col/cona/1998/10/05cona.html >LINK
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Indiana
Investigation: Rep. Dan Burton
Disposition: Received contributions from Abramoff

Investigation: Gov. Mitch Daniels
Disposition: Under investigation for soliciting campaign donations in return for INDOT (Indiana Dept. of Transportation contracts)

Investigation: Thomas Sharp, INDOT Commissioner
Disposition: Under investigation for soliciting campaign donations in return for INDOT (Indiana Dept. of Transportation contracts)

Investigation: Jim Kittle, GOP state chairman
Disposition: Under investigation for soliciting campaign donations in return for INDOT (Indiana Dept. of Transportation contracts)

Investigation: Bradley R. Hiller, Ex-GOP insider
Disposition: pleaded guilty Wednesday to two felonies in connection with spending he could not account for while running the Senate Republicans' fundraising committee. Judge Stoner sentenced him to one year in prison. Initially, Hiller was charged with writing eight fraudulent checks to himself valued at $24,890.39, but he agreed to repay the committee $146,775 for expense checks he wrote to himself that could not be documented. http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/2005... >LINK

Indiana - Sexual Assault, Child Pornography
Investigation: Republican anti-gay activist Earl "Butch" Kimmerling confessed to molesting an 8-year old girl after he attempted to stop a gay couple from adopting her. http://www.armchairsubversive.com/kimmerling.htm >LINK
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Iowa
Investigation: Sen. Charles Grassley
Disposition: Received contributions from Abramoff
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Kansas
Investigation: Rep. Jim Ryun
Disposition: Received contributions from Abramoff

Investigation: Sen. Sam Brownback
Disposition: Received contributions from Abramoff

Investigation: Adam Taff
Disposition: 2004 congressional candidate (KS-3), indicted for campaign violations amnd wire fraud.
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Kentucky
Investigation: Gov. Ernie Fletcher
Disposition: Criminal probe in a state employees merit system scandal. Received contributions from. DeLays ARMPAC, linked to Abramoff.

Investigation: Transportation Commissioner Dan Druen
Disposition: Merit system scandal, witness tampering. Indicted.

Investigation: Deputy Personnel Secretary Bob Wilson
Disposition: Merit system scandal. Indicted

Investigation: GDarrell Brock, Chairman of Kentucky GOP
Disposition: Merit system scandal. Indicted.

Investigation: Gov. Personnel Adviser Basil Turbyfill
Disposition: Merit system scandal. Indicted

Investigation: Transportation Secretary ill Nighbert
Disposition: Merit system scandal. Indicted

Investigation: Dick Murgatroyd, Gov. Deputy Chief of Staff
Disposition: Merit system scandal. Indicted

Investigation: Jim Adams, Deputy Transportation Secretary
Disposition: Merit system scandal. Indicted

Investigation: Cory Meadows, Executive Director, Transportation Dept.
Disposition: Merit system scandal. Indicted

Investigation: Environmental Protection Commissioner Lloyd Cress
Disposition: Probed in merit system scandal

Investigation: Sen. Jim Bunning
Disposition: Received contributions from Abramoff

Investigation: Lt. Gov. Stephen Pence
Disposition: Received contributions from. DeLays ARMPAC, linked to Abramoff

Kentucky - Sexual Assault, Child Pornography
Investigation: http://www.wkyt.com/Global/story.asp?S=3943230&nav=4CAL >Bobby Stumbo, Former Floyd County republican leader
Disposition: Charged with sexually abusing a five year old boy
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Louisiana
Investigation: Sen. David Vitter
Disposition: Linked to Abramoff in a case involving a Louisiana Indian tribe.
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Maine
Investigation: Maine Republican Party
Disposition: Received contributions from DeLays ARMPAC, linked to Abramoff

Maine - Sexual Assault, Child Pornography
Investigation: Merrill Robert Barter(R-County Commissioner)
Disposition: http://boothbayregister.maine.com/1999-04-15/barter_ple... >pleaded guilty to unlawful sexual contact and assault on a teenage boy.

Republican Senate candidate, John Hathaway, was accused of having sex with his 12-year old baby sitter. http://www.armchairsubversive.com/hathaway1.htm >LINK
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Maryland
Investigation: Joseph Steffen, aide to Gov. Bob Ehrlich
Disposition: Resigned for starting a rumor campaign against Baltimore Mayor Martin OMalley.

Investigation: Gov. Bob Ehrlich
Disposition: Received contributions from Abramoff
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Massachusetts
Investigation: Gov. Mitt Romneys Executive Office of Environmental Affairs
Disposition: Under ethics cloud for awarding a $10,000 contract to conservative Boston Herald columnist to write columns supportive of Romneys policies.

Investigation: Lawrence Novak, Atty, vice chairman state Republican Party
Disposition: Indicted, money-laundering charges accusing him of offering to ``cleanse'' drug proceeds for a legal client(Scott Holyoke).
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Michigan
Investigation: Rep. Dave Camp
Disposition: Received of contributions from Abramoff
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Minnesota
Investigation: Rep. Gil Gutknecht
Disposition: Received contributions from Abramoff

Minnesota - Sexual Assault, Child Pornography
Investigation: Jon Grunseth(former Republican candidate for Governor)
Disposition: http://www.armchairsubversive.com/grunseth.htm >withdrew his candidacy for Minnesota governor after allegations surfaced that he went swimming in the nude with four underage girls, including his daughter.
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Missouri
Investigation: Sen. Christopher Bond
Disposition: Received contributions from Abramoff

Investigation: Sen. Jim Talent
Disposition: Received contributions from Abramoff

Investigation: Gov. Matt Blunt
Disposition: Received contributions from. DeLays ARMPAC, linked to Abramoff

Investigation: Ronnie Gene DeShon, 50, of Gallatin, Mo., superintendent of the Pattonsburg, Missouri R-II School District
Disposition: pleaded guilty in federal court today to embezzling more than $844,000 from the school district. The court released DeShon on his own recognizance. http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/mow/news2005/deshon.ple.pdf >LINK
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Mississippi
Investigation: Rep. Charles Pickering
Disposition: Recipient of contributions from Abramoff

Investigation: Rep. Roger Wicker
Disposition: Recipient of contributions from Abramoff

Investigation: Sen. Thad Cochran
Disposition: Recipient of contributions from Abramoff
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Montana
Investigation: Sen. Conrad Burns
Disposition: Probed for links to Abramoff

Investigation: Rep. Dennis Rehberg
Disposition: Recipient of contributions from Abramoff

Montana - Sexual Assault, Child Pornography
Investigation: http://www.armchairsubversive.com/Richard_Dasen.htm >Richard A. Dasen Sr., Republican benefactor of conservative Christian groups
Disposition: found guilty of raping a 15-year old girl. http://www.missoulian.com/articles/2005/07/14/news/mtre... >Dansen, 62, told police that over the past decade he paid more than $1 million to have sex with a large number of young women.
http://www.missoulian.com/articles/2005/07/14/news/mtre... >LINK
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Nebraska
Investigation: Former Rep. Jon Christensen
Disposition: Received of contributions from Abramoff
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Nevada
Investigation: Sen. John Ensign
Disposition: Received of contributions from Abramoff

Nevada - Sexual Assault, Child Pornography
Investigation: Republican Assembly candidate Richard Gardner(forced to withdraw from race.)
Disposition: http://www.reviewjournal.com/lvrj_home/2002/Oct-30-Wed-... >sexually abused his daughter, who was about 12 when the crime was committed in May 1982. Child molestation in 1983 against another daughter under the age of 14 in California.
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New Hampshire
Investigation: Sen. John Sununu
Disposition: Probed for receipt of money from DeLay tainted PAC

Investigation: Rep. Jeb Bradley
Disposition: Probed for receipt of money from DeLay tainted PAC

Investigation: House Speaker Gene Chandler
Disposition: Campaign contributions violations

New Hampshire Republican Party
Despite a zero-tolerance policy on tampering with voters, the Republican Party has quietly paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to provide private defense lawyers for a former Bush campaign official charged with conspiring to keep Democrats from voting in New Hampshire. http://aolsvc.news.aol.com/news/article.adp?id=20050811... >LINK See Tobin, Raymond, and McGee.

Investigation: James Tobin, a former Bush campaign official
Disposition: indicted on charges of orchestrating a low-tech version of a denial-of-service attack. http://news.com.com/Former+Bush+campaign+official+indic... >LINK

Investigation: Allen Raymond , Former GOP Consultant
Disposition: Va. Man Pleaded Guilty to Making Harassing Phone Calls to N.H. Democrats, sentenced to five months in prison. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A9149-200... >LINK

Investigation: Chuck McGee, former executive director of the Republican state committee.
Disposition: indicted in Republican phone-jamming scheme
and been sentenced to seven months in federal prison. http://www.boston.com/news/local/new_hampshire/articles... />LINK

New Hampshire - Sexual Assault, Child Pornography
Investigation: Raymond Burton, Executive Councilor
Disposition: U.S. Sen. John Sununu is calling for the resignation Raymond Burton, a fellow Republican, for having hired an aide, Mark Seidensticker, with an extensive criminal record. Mark Seidensticker, 45, of Concord and Ogunquit, Maine, was arrested last month in Concord, accused of inappropriate contact with teenage boys. Based on that arrest, Burton said last week he no longer will employ Seidensticker, who is being held on $50,000 bail at the Merrimack County jail. http://www.boston.com/news/local/maine/articles/2005/09... />LINK
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New Jersey
Investigation: GOP State Chairman Tim Wilson
Disposition: Probed for his firm receiving $2.7 million from the Burlington County Bridge Commission

Investigation: Rep. Jim Saxton
Disposition: Received of contributions from Abramoff

Investigation: Rep. Frank LoBiondo
Disposition: Received of contributions from Abramoff

Investigation: Rep. Mike Ferguson
Disposition: Received of contributions from Abramoff

New Jersey - Sexual Assault, Child Pornography
And then theres anti-abortion crusader Nicholas Morency, who recently pled guilty to offering a $1.5 million contract to anyone who would murder an abortion provider. In the course of the investigation, authorities also turned up a computer packed with child pornography. Morencys perception of reality seems all screwed up with him thinking zygotes are children, and children are sexual beings without the right to childhood. http://mediastudy.com/articles/av5-26-05.html >LINK http://www.armchairsubversive.com/morency2.htm >LINK

Investigation: Republican Committee Chairman Jeffrey Patti
Disposition: arrested for distributing a video clip of a 5-year-old girl being raped. http://www.armchairsubversive.com/jeffrey_patti.htm >LINK
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New Mexico
Investigation: Rep. Heather Wilson
Disposition: Received of contributions from Abramoff
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New York
Investigation: Westchester County District Attorney Jeanine Pirro and US Senate candidate
Disposition: Probed for campaign donations from mobsters. Her husband served a year in prison for tax evasion.

Investigation: Russell Harding(R-former top Giuliani administration official)
Disposition: sentenced 62 months, embezzled $400,000 NYC revenue

New York - Sexual Assault, Child Pornography
Investigation: Mayor John Gosek, Oswego, NY
Disposition: placed under house arrest. Charge of using his city-issued cell phone to persuade, induce, entice, and coerce minors to engage in sexual acts.

Investigation: Russell Harding(R-former top Giuliani administration official)
Disposition: http://www.nynewsday.com/news/local/manhattan/nyc-russ0... >sentenced 62 months, possessing child pornography
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Northern Marianas
Investigation: Gov. Froilan Tenorio
Disposition: Grand Jury probe, ties to Abramoff
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North Carolina
Investigation: Rep. Charles Taylor
Disposition: Probed for ownership of shady Russian bank whose other major investor is a former KGB general. Recipient of contributions from Abramoff

Investigation: Hayes Martin, Taylor Campaign Treasurer
Disposition: Indicted, fraud and money laundering

Investigation: Rep. Walter Jones
Disposition: Recipient of contributions from Abramoff
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North Dakota
Investigation: Richard Clayburgh, House candidate
Disposition: Received contributions from. DeLays ARMPAC, linked to Abramoff
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Ohio
Investigation: Gov. Bob Taft, Misuse of state funds/ethics violations
Disposition: Convicted, four first degree misdemeanors, pleaded no contest (admission of guilt). $4000 fine and public apology, two Federal Grand Juries, one state Grand Jury still investigating Taft.

Investigation: Thomas Noe, Bush-Cheney 04 campaign chair, NW Ohio; Turnpike Commissioner; University Regent
Disposition: Misuse of state funds for rare coin fund

Investigation: Bernadette Noe, Thomas Noes wife; chair Lucas County GOP; chair Lucas Co. Board of Elections
Disposition: Misuse of state funds

Investigation: Brian Hicks, Taft chief of staff, member Ohio University Board of Trustees
Disposition: Convicted

Investigation: Cherie Carroll, Taft Chief of Staff Executive Secretary
Disposition: Convicted

Investigation: Rep. Bob Ney
Disposition: Being probed for involvement with Abramoff, Kidan, and DeLay, Indian casino money laundering. Recipient of contributions from Abramoff and Kidan.

Investigation: Rep. Jean Schmidt
Disposition: Probe of financial ties to Games, Inc., and proposal to put Ohio State Lottery on the Internet. Received contributions from. DeLays ARMPAC, linked to Abramoff

Investigation: Rep. Ralph Regula
Disposition: Recipient of contributions from Abramoff

Ohio- Sexual Assault, Child Pornography
Investigation Target: http://www.armchairsubversive.com/David_Swartz.htm >David Swartz (R-Richland County Commissioner)
Disposition: Swartz pleads guilty in court to felony sex charges involving a teenage, girl whose assault lasted 10 yrs. He faces up to 10 years in prison at an upcoming sentencing. 2nd investigation involving another child has not gone to trial, yet.

Investigated: Republican Congressman, Donald "Buz" Lukens
Disposition: convicted of having sex with a minor http://www.time.com/time/archive/preview/0,10987,110189... >LINK

"Naked Photographer" Released From Jail
Investigation: Stephen Linnen is a former lawyer for the Ohio House Republican caucus
Disposition: ambushed women in the nude and took photos of their shocked expressions. He was sentenced last year to 18 months ordered Linnen not to possess any cameras, video equipment or recording device of any kind.
http://www.wcpo.com/news/2005/local/10/15/naked_photog.... >LINK
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Oklahoma
Investigation: Ernest Istook
Disposition: Recipient of contributions from Abramoff

Investigation: Sen. James Inhofe
Disposition: Recipient of contributions from Abramoff

Investigation: Sen. Tom Coburn
Disposition: Recipient of contributions from Abramoff
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Oregon
Investigation: Sen. Gordon Smith
Disposition: Received contributions from Abramoff

Investigation: state Rep. Dan Doyle, a Salem Republican, resigned after starting his third term in the Oregon House because of widening investigations into irregularities on his campaign finance reports.
Disposition: Doyle pleaded guilty to 11 felony counts of lying on his reports. He awaits a sentencing hearing set for Thursday. http://159.54.226.83/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/2005100... >LINK

Oregon - Sexual Assault, Child Pornography
Louis Beres, 70, denied any criminal conduct in a statement posted Monday on www.coalition.org . Beres said he will pursue "the Biblical response" and do all within his power "to reconcile with that person." http://www.oregonlive.com/news/oregonian/index.ssf?/bas... >LINK
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Pennsylvania
Investigation: Sen. Arlen Specter
Disposition: Received contributions from Abramoff

Investigation: Rep. Don Sherwood
Disposition: Investigated by DC police for assaulting and choking a 29-year old Maryland woman

Investigation: Rep. Curt Weldon
Disposition: Received contributions from Abramoff

Investigation: Rep. Joe Pitts
Disposition: Received contributions from Abramoff

Pennsylvania - Sexual Assault, Child Pornography
Investigation: http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9807E6DE... >Judge Mark Pazuhanich(R-Monroe County)
Disposition: Pleaded 'No Contest' for indecent assault, corrupting a minor and endangering the welfare of a child.

Investigation: Fred C. Smeltzer, Jr. (R-City Councilman)
Disposition: http://www.thewgalchannel.com/news/4176008/detail.html >pleaded no contest to raping a 15 year-old girl and served 6-months in prison.

Investigation: Republican preacher, Stephen White
Disposition: arrested after offering $20 to a 14-year-old boy to perform oral sex on him. http://www.yaledailynews.com/article.asp?AID=23709 >LINK

Investigation: Michael Dructor Republican candidate for North Wales Borough Mayor Pennsylvania.
Disposition: accused of hitting and choking a woman at his Montgomery Township ...The woman accused Dructor of hitting her in the head arms and waist ripping her clothing off and choking her after an argument that began around midnight according to the affidavit of probable cause filed in district court. http://www.thereporteronline.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=1... >LINK
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Puerto Rico
Investigation: Puerto Rican New Progressive Party (GOP affiliate party)
Disposition: Paid Abramoff $400,000 for lobbying for 1998 statehood referendum

Puerto Rico - Sexual Assault, Child Pornography
Investigation: http://www.armchairsubversive.com/Edison_Misla_Aldarond... >Edison Misla Aldarondo (R-Speaker of the State House of Reps)
Disposition: sentenced to 10 years in prison for raping his daughter between the ages of 9 and 17.

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Rhode Island
Investigation: Former House candidate (2002) Mike Battles
Disposition: Firm, Custer Battles, disbarred from Iraq contracts after allegations of over charging and money laundering

Investigation: Providence Mayor Vince Cianci
Disposition: Imprisoned in 2002 for 5 years.
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South Carolina
Investigation: Rep. Joe Wilson
Disposition: Received contributions from. DeLays ARMPAC, linked to Abramoff

Investigation: Rep. Gresham Barrett
Disposition: Received contributions from. DeLays ARMPAC, linked to Abramoff

Investigation: Rep. Henry Brown
Disposition: Received contributions from. DeLays ARMPAC, linked to Abramoff
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South Dakota
Investigation: Sen. John Thune
Disposition: Received contributions from Abramoff

Investigation: Rep. Bill Janklow
Disposition: Guilty, second degree manslaughter, imprisoned. Received contributions from Abramoff
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Tennessee
Investigation: Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn
Disposition: 2 investigations by the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York and the Securities and Exchange Commission into his stock sales.

Investigation: Rep. Van Hilleary
Disposition: Recipient of contributions from Abramoff

Investigation: Michael Hooks, Sr, chairman Shelby County Commission
Disposition: Indicted. Charged with taking more than $24,000 in bribes to help a company called E-Cycle Management - a sham company set up by the FBI - win business contracts with Shelby County government.(Tennessee Waltz corruption investigation. )

Investigation: state Rep. Chris Newton
Disposition: bribery and conspiracy

Investigation: Roscoe Dixon, a state senator
Disposition: public corruption
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Texas
Investigation: Rep. Tom DeLay, House Majority Leader
Disposition: INDICTED Twice, Money Laundering. Laundering conspiracy. Probed for campaign finance fraud, ties to Abramoff/Kidan, Saipan sweat shops. Grand Jury, Travis County prosecutor, and House Ethics Committee probing DeLay Received contributions from Abramoff.
Election law violation.

Investigation: Jim Ellis, Director Americans for a Republican Majority (ARMPAC) PAC tied to DeLay and Abramoff
Disposition: Indicted, 13 counts of unlawful acceptance of a corporate political contribution, money laundering charges stem from $190,000 in corporate funds that were sent to the Republican National Party

Investigation: http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/D/DELAY_MONEY_CARO... >Rep. Roy Blunt, Temporary House Majority Leader
Disposition: Money Laundering. Laundering conspiracy. Probed for campaign finance fraud, ties to Abramoff/Kidan, Received contributions from Abramoff

Investigation: John Colyandro, Texans for a Republican Majority (TRMPAC), DeLay associate
Disposition: Indicted, 13 counts of unlawful acceptance of a corporate political contribution, money laundering charges stem from $190,000 in corporate funds that were sent to the Republican National Party

Contributing Companies to Delay's TRMPAC: http://www.austinchronicle.com/issues/dispatch/2004-10-... >LINK
Questerra Corp., Va. 2 counts, illegal contribution ($50,000) Third-degree felony
Westar Energy, Kan. Illegal contribution ($25,000) Third-degree felony
Diversified Collection Services, Calif. Illegal contribution ($50,000) Third-degree felony
Sears, Roebuck, Ill. Illegal contribution ($25,000) Third-degree felony
The Williams Companies, Okla. Illegal contribution ($25,000) Third-degree felony
Bacardi U.S.A., Fla. Illegal contribution ($20,000) Third-degree felony
Cracker Barrel, Tenn. Illegal contribution ($25,000) Third-degree felony
Alliance for Quality Nursing Home Care Illegal contribution ($100,000) Third-degree felony

Investigation: House Speaker Tom Craddick
Disposition: Probed for campaign violations involving TRMPAC and DeLay

Investigation: Warren RoBold, Lobbyist and DeLay associate
Disposition: Indicted

Texas - Sexual Assault, Child Pornography, Scandal
Investigation: Sam Walls, candidate for Texas House
Disposition: Photos of him wearing womens clothes surfaced in the 2004 runoff campaign

Investigation: Larry Dale Floyd, a 62-year-old Republican constable from The Colony.
Disposition: arrested on suspicion of soliciting to have sex with an 8-year-old child and was charged with seven related crimes, Caon City police said. http://atrios.blogspot.com/2005_07_24_atrios_archive.ht... >LINK

Investigation: Republican talk show host Jon Matthews of Houston
Disposition: indicted for indecency with a child, including exposing his genitals to a girl under the age of 17. http://radio.about.com/b/a/042911.htm >LINK

Investigation: Republican advertising consultant Carey Lee Cramer
Disposition: charged with molesting his 9-year old step-daughter after including her in an anti-Gore television commercial. http://www.themonitor.com/SiteProcessor.cfm?Template=/G... >LINK
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Utah
Investigation: Rep. Chris Cannon
Disposition: Received contributions from Abramoff
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Vermont
Investigation: Gov. Jim Douglas
Disposition: Opposition to universal health care in Vermont tied to huge contributions from insurance industry.
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Virginia
Investigation: Rep. Virgil Goode
Disposition: Probed for contributions from MZM, Inc.
(related to Duke Cunningham probe)

Investigation: Jerry Kilgore, gubernatorial candidate
Disposition: Received $5000 from MZM, Inc.

Investigation: Edmund Matricardi III, former executive director of the Republican Party of Virginia
Disposition: pleaded guilty to one federal felony count of wiretapping yesterday, a week before he was to go on trial for eavesdropping on Democratic conference calls...charged with five counts stemming from his listening to and taping two different conference calls in which Democrats discussed strategy in their lawsuit against the new legislative districts Republicans drew in 2001. http://fredericksburg.com/News/FLS/2003/042003/04022003... >LINK

Investigation: Rep. Eric Cantor
Disposition: Received contributions from Abramoff

Investigation: Rep. Randy Forbes
Disposition: Received contributions from Abramoff

Investigation: Sen. George Allen
Disposition: Received contributions from Abramoff

Investigation: Rep. Tom Davis
Disposition: Received contributions from Abramoff and Kidan.

Virginia - Sexual Assault, Child Pornography
Investigation: Robin Vanderwall (R- Republican strategist and Citadel Military College graduate)
Disposition: http://www.armchairsubversive.com/Vanderwall.htm >convicted in Virginia on five counts of soliciting sex from boys and girls over the internet.

Investigation: Parker J. Bena, a Republican activist and presidential electors for Virginia
Disposition: pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography on his home computer and was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison and fined $18,000.

Investigation: Richard A. Delgaudio, (pictured, right), of Burke, Va., who is a nationally-known Republican party fund-raiser.
Disposition: facing child porn charges.
http://www.thewbalchannel.com/news/2153721/detail.html >LINK
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Washington
Investigation: Rep. George Nethercutt
Disposition: Received contributions from Abramoff

Investigation: Rep. Doc Hastings
Disposition: Received contributions from Abramoff

Investigation: Spokane Mayor Jim West
Disposition: Under Federal and state investigation for abusing his office to obtain sexual favors and soliciting sex over the Internet from underage males.

Washington- Sexual Assault, Child Pornography
Investigation: Spokane Mayor Jim West, who championed an anti-gay agenda during his tenure as one of the most powerful Republicans in the Legislature, yesterday admitted to using the trappings of his current office to entice what he thought was a young adult man but denied allegations that he molested two young boys more than 20 years ago http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/223201_west06.html >LINK
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West Virginia
Investigation Target: Rep. Shelly Moore Capito
Disposition: Received contributions from. DeLays ARMPAC, linked to Abramoff
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Wisconsin
Investigation: Rep. Paul Ryan
Disposition: Received contributions from Abramoff

Wisconsin - Sexual Assault, Child Pornography
Investigation: Mark Harris (R- City Councilman)
Disposition: who is http://www.armchairsubversive.com/Mark_Harris4.htm >described as a "good military man" and "church goer," was convicted of repeatedly having sex with an 11-year-old girl and sentenced to 12 years in prison.
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Wyoming
Investigation: Sen. Mike Enzi
Disposition: Received contributions from Abramoff

Investigation: Rep. Barbara Cubin
Disposition: Received contributions from Abramoff

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Laura PourMeADrink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-25-05 11:27 AM
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1. Excellent - Thanks - Great piece to save !!! Nominated
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mucifer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-26-05 02:43 PM
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68. Fitzgerald is investigating many IL Dems
in Chicago city politics why no mention here??

We gotta clean our own house of the scum, too.

http://www.suntimes.com/special_sections/clout/followup...

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-0508240278...


my favorite scandal is selling heroin out of the water department. It's in the link above. Gotta love Chicago and our 1 party system. Seriously leftist activists have run as repubs to get on the ballot in the past because of the way the system works.
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OKthatsIT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-26-05 05:20 PM
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76. Gov Ryan's(R) cronies amounts to over 60 indictments found guilty
Keep reading...I've been doing this research nationwide and REPUBLICANS ARE A VERY SICK LOT. Democrats, as your counter argument suggests equal recognition, can't even be compared with the systemic CRIMINAL crisis in the GOP.
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OKthatsIT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-25-05 11:34 AM
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2. If anyone wants to add-on the SCORECARD, post it here
Edited on Tue Oct-25-05 11:44 AM by OKthatsIT
I am doing this research everyday and will post the revisions weekly.
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OKthatsIT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-05 02:30 PM
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87. New Update will be posted after 'The INDICTMENTS' are announced
stay tuned.
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Nicholas D Wolfwood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-25-05 11:43 AM
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3. Even before I clicked it, I knew this was the longest thread ever!
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Doctor_J Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-25-05 11:46 AM
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4. A SMALL addendum
in Illinois, Fawell was also Neil Bush-ing it - apparently using state funds to pay for hookers and such. This came out during the investigation, but probably is not part of the indictment.
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OKthatsIT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-25-05 02:37 PM
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20. Whats the name of your local newspaper.?..so I can find the link
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Doctor_J Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-25-05 09:59 PM
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42. That little tidbit was in the Chicago Tribune
I don't remember when though, at least a couople years now.
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mopinko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-26-05 09:00 AM
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60. george ryan killed the ERA, and the willis children
he was the floor leader in the illinois house, and it was a the last chance for the amendment. he personally killed it. so i hated the bastard from way back when.
as secretary of state, unqualified commercial drivers could get a license in return for a contribution to his campaign fund. 6 children burned to death in a minivan, while their parents watched helplessly, as a direct result.

http://www.suntimes.com/output/ryan/cst-nws-ryan22.html
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OKthatsIT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-26-05 12:41 PM
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63. omg...this is horrible
I will post your link with Ryan's info.
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mopinko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-26-05 01:25 PM
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65. this stuff was coming out during his re-election campaign
it was a textbook republican campaign, including a spin machine that defused an ad by glen poshard. he ran an ad about the crash, and ryan turned it into- glen poshard uses the willis family's grief for political purposes. the family was completely behind the ad, but they managed to convince people that the were appalled. the chicago tribune also swallowed a phoney plan to eliminate tolls on the local tollways, to deflect attention from fawell's indictment. (i think it was fawell.)
just amazing.
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OKthatsIT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-26-05 05:24 PM
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77. Its so disappointing to hear
I really thought the man was a good guy because he ended Capital Punishment..exposing government statistical studies which stated, with conservative statistics, that 1 out of 10 people on death row is innocent.
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mopinko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-26-05 06:56 PM
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78. the acts of a politician facing accountability
the feel of a stiff breeze up the backside tends to cause people to think. always an amazing thing to see. but he was not nobel material. he was already in deep water. no way he wanted to flip that switch on the wrong guy, and too many people were watching. don't thank him, thank the law students who proved people's innocence. i will toast his conviction with the most expensive champaign i can afford.
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Doctor_J Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-25-05 11:48 AM
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5. How strange that God would pick this party to side with
go figure :eyes:
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stevedeshazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-25-05 11:51 AM
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6. Great compilation
Rep. Greg Walden, R-OR also received contributions from Abramoff.
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ronnykmarshall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-25-05 11:56 AM
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7. God's Own Party?
I don't think so.
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feistydem Donating Member (994 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-25-05 12:02 PM
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8. Holy Elephant Snot, Batman --that's a lot of criminality!
Edited on Tue Oct-25-05 12:03 PM by feistydem
I think the GOPs new moniker ought to be the Monopoly GO TO JAIL game card image:



:kick:

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cascadiance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-26-05 10:18 AM
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62. Unfortunately they also have these cards too...


Hopefully soon Ronnie Earl will be able to stop this one...
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July Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-25-05 12:02 PM
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9. What is up with all the sexual assault and child porn?
That's a lot of perversion in a small group of people.
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barbaraann Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-25-05 12:23 PM
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10. Assholes are always perverts.
n/t
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melody Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-25-05 12:31 PM
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13. Control freaks are usually perverts
They can't control themselves, so they want the government to do that for them.
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sybylla Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-25-05 12:24 PM
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11. More for Wisconsin
Rep. Mark Green (R) has received over $30,000 in money from Delay's PACs and his former Chief of Staff and current campaign manager, Mark Graul accepted free tickets for skyboxes from Abramhoff.
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OKthatsIT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-25-05 02:31 PM
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19. he's in TX, right?
I'll get it on the SCORECARD, too...thx
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sybylla Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-25-05 04:00 PM
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21. No, Wisconsin's 8th Congressional District. n/t.
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dwahzon Donating Member (338 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-26-05 02:00 PM
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66. For those who care,
that area of Wisconsin is referred to as northeast Wisconsin and it includes Green Bay, Appleton and points north of there.

http://www.legis.state.wi.us/ltsb/redistricting/Maps/cd...

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sonias Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-25-05 12:26 PM
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12. Thanks for the recap OKthatsIT!
We need to keep this handy and keep adding to it. It's never over. I agree with previous poster on the child pornography issue. What is up with these repuke creeps? We need a database and a study why so many of their crimes are tied to hurting children.

Sonia
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Fly by night Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-25-05 01:08 PM
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14. Tennessee's Roscoe Dixon is not a Rethugligan
Unfortunately, however, too many Memphis Dems act like Rethugs when it comes to playing fast and loose with the people's money.
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OKthatsIT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-25-05 02:27 PM
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17. Yeah, I have been trying to avoid the TN mess
Dems were bad bad bad
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Fly by night Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-25-05 04:29 PM
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22. "TN Waltz" was tame compared w/ corruption in selecting ...
... voting machine vendors that is now going on in Tennessee. We have at least two Nashville media outlets looking into this at the moment. My guess is that we're about to open a big stinking kettle of fish here in the Orange State ....
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OKthatsIT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-25-05 04:32 PM
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23. keep me posted...I intend to keep this SCORECARD going
and I want to gather every drop of scandalous blood.
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No Exit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-25-05 01:42 PM
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15. Excellent!!! Nominated for greatest!
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WA98296 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-25-05 02:03 PM
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16. WASHINGTON: Why is Dave Reichert not on list, funded by DeLay's PAC!
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OKthatsIT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-25-05 02:29 PM
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18. thanks for the name..I'll check him out..stay tuned for next the revision
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WA98296 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-26-05 03:25 PM
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74. Here's some further reading on Reichert
Reichert accepted his first $5,000 from DeLay's PAC on September 20, 2004 and accepted another $5,000 on October 15 just days after DeLay was rebuked by the House Ethics Committee. A Texas grand jury recently indicted Jim Ellis, who runs the PAC, on a money-laundering charge and indicted two other DeLay aides affiliated with another DeLay PAC.

http://www.wa-democrats.org/press_room/press_10-25-04d....


Reichert received a whopping $20,000 from ARMPAC. (snip). DeLay also campaigned for Reichert last year.

Earlier this year, Reichert and McMorris voted to weaken the ethics rules in a move meant to protect DeLay.

http://www.wa-democrats.org/press_room/press20050929.ph...


And, from Daily KOS:

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2005/10/11/193443/39

Twenty-six U.S. representatives received the maximum contribution allowed from former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay's political action committee this election cycle, according to an analysis released today by the Campaign for America's Future. The data, prepared by the Center for Responsive Politics, outlines $10,000 contributions since the beginning of 2005 from Rep. DeLay's ARMPAC (Americans for a Republican Majority PAC).

The article goes on to name the 26, including DAVE REICHERT.
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bonzotex Donating Member (740 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-25-05 04:43 PM
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24. Spectacular! Thanx, keep it growing! n/t
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TechBear_Seattle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-25-05 04:46 PM
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25. Also for Washington State
Jim West isn't merely under investigation: he is facing a recall election on November 8, and polls are most definitely NOT in his favor.
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OKthatsIT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-25-05 04:54 PM
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26. ok...I'll put it up on Thursday! Thanks!
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quaoar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-25-05 05:02 PM
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27. Many of those are not actually investigations
A lot of those listed are in there because they got money from Abramoff or from DeLay's PAC. But it isn't correct to say they are being investigated -- unless there is an actual investigation by a grand jury or a congressional committee or the FBI or some other law enforcement agency.

It probably should just say "scandal" or "sleaze," which definitely applies to anyone who took money from DeLay or Abramoff.

Nominated anyway. Great comprehensive list.
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OKthatsIT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-25-05 05:32 PM
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30. but they are...follow the money
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Blue_In_AK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-25-05 05:21 PM
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28. Nice, but...
...this doesn't begin to cover Alaska's Republican scandals.
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OKthatsIT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-25-05 05:29 PM
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29. So give me some links and we'll list it, ok?
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Blue_In_AK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-26-05 12:48 AM
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55. I'm going to have to do some digging...
Edited on Wed Oct-26-05 12:56 AM by Blue_In_AK
...for links. This is a Republican state and almost ALL of them are in trouble for one thing or another. They just don't "get" ethics. Surprise, surprise. You could write a book on Ted and Ben Stevens alone. (Check out Adak Fisheries.) Murkowski, of course, is entertaining on so many levels. His attorney general had to resign for ethics violations. The chairman of the state Republican party, Randy Ruedrich, was investigated (by the aforesaid attorney general) and came up wanting, but I believe he's still in charge. One of the state representatives, Scott Ogan, resigned in the face of a recall. One Republican congressman has even proposed a law making it ILLEGAL for anyone to discuss publicly a pending ethics investigation. That's one way to take care of it, I suppose. They're really just amusing as hell -- I don't know how they keep getting elected.
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BJW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-25-05 06:21 PM
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31. Additions
David Irons in Washington state. Repug candidate for King Co. Executive--beat up his mother, falsified his resume etc.

Ohio--Joe Braum, campaign manager really into BSDM see Top Ten Idiots #208

NC--Doug Henkes see TTI #209 (anti-semitic Nazi rants)

PA--Curtin see TTI #212

VA--head of Christian Coalition, can't recall her name, in trouble for misappropriating funds. Also, what about adding Armstrong Williams?
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BJW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-25-05 06:45 PM
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34. well, I'm really getting into this thread
Here's a link from a prior DU post. Are all these listed?

http://demopedia.democraticunderground.com/index.php/Re...
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OKthatsIT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-25-05 07:23 PM
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37. Oh thank you!....We're going to have the most fantastic list
I will have my research cut out for me with you on board!
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BJW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-25-05 06:23 PM
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32. Additions--oh yeah
Looks like we're missing "Brownie"????
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BJW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-25-05 06:39 PM
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33. Just one more
Is male prostitute cum fake reporter Gannnon on the scandals list?? didn't see the name.
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BJW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-25-05 07:21 PM
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35. speaking of repug sex creeps...
I found this and re-posted here. not sure if ya got all of 'em

++++++

Great posting from Yahoo! message boards:

GOP is the party of morals

Sinclair Broadcasting's David Smith Busted In Minor Prostitution Sting
http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2004/05/287287.shtml

Republican fundraiser, Richard A. Delgaudio, convicted of child porn charges.
http://www.thewbalchannel.com/news/2153721/detail.html

Republican activist, Mark A. Grethen, convicted on six counts of sex crimes involving children.
http://www.orlandoweekly.com/weird/index.asp?now=3400

Republican activist, Randal David Ankeney, convicted of assaulting a 14-year-old girl.
http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/1130885/detail.htm...

Republican Congressman, Dan Crane, had sex with a minor.
http://archive.salon.com/col/cona/1998/10/05cona.html

Republican activist and Christian Coalition leader, Beverly Russell, admitted to an incestuous relationship with his step daughter.
http://wlo.org/nw/nww5.html

Republican anti-abortion activist, John Allen Burt, was charged with sexual misconduct involving a 15 year old girl.
http://www.brojed.org/wwwboard/messages/14076.html

Conservative radio talk host indicted on charge of indecency with child
http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/news/111203_local_matthews....

Republican activist, Marty Glickman convicted on four counts of unlawful sexual activity with a juvenile and one count of the delivery of LSD.
http://www.democraticunderground.com/top10/01/top10_200...

Howard L. Brooks, a Republican staffer, charged with molesting a 12-year old boy and possession of child pornography.
http://www.sacbee.com/static/live/news/calreport/N2001-...

Republican preacher, Stephen White, arrested after offering $20 to a 14-year-old boy to perform oral sex on him.
http://www.yaledailynews.com/article.asp?AID=23709


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OKthatsIT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-25-05 07:21 PM
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36. Geeez.....thanks...I forgot about that whole mess
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Zynx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-25-05 07:31 PM
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38. They're all tied to Abramoff in one way or another.
I have a feeling that web is so complicated it might take a lifetime to unravel.
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Roland99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-25-05 08:28 PM
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39. Great work!
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progressoid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-25-05 09:45 PM
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40. Jeepers - thats quite a moral majority
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IndyOp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-25-05 09:52 PM
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41. Pre-Emptive Jail Sentences for Republicans to Save the Children?
How about it, folks? I am ready to :puke: reading about Republican child molesters.

:nuke:
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berni_mccoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-25-05 10:27 PM
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43. This IS BY FAR the Best POST EVER!
:kick: nominated and BOOK-MARKED FOREVER!
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BattyDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-25-05 10:32 PM
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44. DEFINITELY!
Nominated, bookmarked and saved on my hard drive! :bounce:
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OKthatsIT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-25-05 11:04 PM
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48. Feel free to circulate this, including the update each week
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BJW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-26-05 01:49 AM
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57. Hey OKThatsIt--quick ?
I've been googling different search word combos and have found lotsa links, but some of the info is probably duplicative. Would it be okay to make a post with pretty much just the links and then you would do the comparisons for the list updates?

Also, what do you think about putting a info post onto each of the state discussion forums directing DUers to your post and asking for contributions to the list? I'd be up for doing this if you think it's okay.

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OKthatsIT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-26-05 07:05 AM
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58. Your reading my thoughts
I will have the links included with tomorrow's weekly update. (I started this 'post' on Randi Rhodes Blog, which uses a different code for links.)

And, like I said...if any Blog permits me, I'll post this ANYWHERE! Just tell me where you want me to put it.
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BJW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-26-05 03:00 PM
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69. I put msgs. on all of the DU state boards asking for additions.
so we'll see what happens.

I'll go ahead and post some links under heading "updates" for your use. speaking of which, this snippet is from Daily Kos...

Roland Arnall, chairman of Ameriquest, was nominated earlier this year to be ambassador to the Netherlands. However, Ameriquest is still under investigation in THIRTY different states for predatory lending.

From the LA Times: Vote Delayed on Nominee

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skids Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-25-05 10:35 PM
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45. More: online database.
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Nothing Without Hope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-25-05 10:36 PM
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46. I also recommend another site that tracks Tom DeLay's doings and PAC
money distribution:

http://www.ourfuture.org/issues_and_campaigns/accountab...

It's a rather big site, worth exploring.
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liberalla Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-25-05 10:56 PM
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47. Great work!
This is a great resource, OKthatsIT.

My thanks to you and everyone else contributing here!
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garybeck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-25-05 11:19 PM
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49. is there really an investigation in Vermont? nt
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FizzFuzz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-25-05 11:26 PM
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50. there is something wrong with RWers
phony self-righteousness and power really appeals to twisted people, apparently.

what filth.

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ShockediSay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-25-05 11:32 PM
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51. Recent "returns" from CT
http://www.nytimes.com/2005/10/26/nyregion/26plea.html

Originally charged with RUNNING A RACKETEERING OPERATION OUT OF THE OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR (no kidding) now ex-governor/jailbird;


two guilty pleas by governor's aide and state contractor-contributor.
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Independent_Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-25-05 11:52 PM
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52. Wow!!!
This is awesome! Thanks for posting this!

I didn't see Sensenbrenner on that list. There's got to be some scandals surrounding him.
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specimenfred1984 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-26-05 12:05 AM
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53. Now That's What I Call a Post!
Fantastic!
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dalaigh lllama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-26-05 12:27 AM
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54. I didn't see OxyRush on the list...n/t
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texpatriot2004 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-26-05 01:26 AM
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56. This is the list for Texas criminals nm
Texas
Investigation: Rep. Tom DeLay, House Majority Leader
Disposition: INDICTED Twice, Money Laundering. Laundering conspiracy. Probed for campaign finance fraud, ties to Abramoff/Kidan, Saipan sweat shops. Grand Jury, Travis County prosecutor, and House Ethics Committee probing DeLay Received contributions from Abramoff.
Election law violation.

Investigation: Jim Ellis, Director Americans for a Republican Majority (ARMPAC) PAC tied to DeLay and Abramoff
Disposition: Indicted, 13 counts of unlawful acceptance of a corporate political contribution, money laundering charges stem from $190,000 in corporate funds that were sent to the Republican National Party

Investigation: http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/D/DELAY_MONEY_CARO ... >Rep. Roy Blunt, Temporary House Majority Leader
Disposition: Money Laundering. Laundering conspiracy. Probed for campaign finance fraud, ties to Abramoff/Kidan, Received contributions from Abramoff

Investigation: John Colyandro, Texans for a Republican Majority (TRMPAC), DeLay associate
Disposition: Indicted, 13 counts of unlawful acceptance of a corporate political contribution, money laundering charges stem from $190,000 in corporate funds that were sent to the Republican National Party

Contributing Companies to Delay's TRMPAC: http://www.austinchronicle.com/issues/dispatch/2004-10 -... >LINK
Questerra Corp., Va. 2 counts, illegal contribution ($50,000) Third-degree felony
Westar Energy, Kan. Illegal contribution ($25,000) Third-degree felony
Diversified Collection Services, Calif. Illegal contribution ($50,000) Third-degree felony
Sears, Roebuck, Ill. Illegal contribution ($25,000) Third-degree felony
The Williams Companies, Okla. Illegal contribution ($25,000) Third-degree felony
Bacardi U.S.A., Fla. Illegal contribution ($20,000) Third-degree felony
Cracker Barrel, Tenn. Illegal contribution ($25,000) Third-degree felony
Alliance for Quality Nursing Home Care Illegal contribution ($100,000) Third-degree felony

Investigation: House Speaker Tom Craddick
Disposition: Probed for campaign violations involving TRMPAC and DeLay

Investigation: Warren RoBold, Lobbyist and DeLay associate
Disposition: Indicted

Texas - Sexual Assault, Child Pornography, Scandal
Investigation: Sam Walls, candidate for Texas House
Disposition: Photos of him wearing womens clothes surfaced in the 2004 runoff campaign

Investigation: Larry Dale Floyd, a 62-year-old Republican constable from The Colony.
Disposition: arrested on suspicion of soliciting to have sex with an 8-year-old child and was charged with seven related crimes, Caon City police said. http://atrios.blogspot.com/2005_07_24_atrios_archive.ht ... >LINK

Investigation: Republican talk show host Jon Matthews of Houston
Disposition: indicted for indecency with a child, including exposing his genitals to a girl under the age of 17. http://radio.about.com/b/a/042911.htm >LINK

Investigation: Republican advertising consultant Carey Lee Cramer
Disposition: charged with molesting his 9-year old step-daughter after including her in an anti-Gore television commercial. http://www.themonitor.com/SiteProcessor.cfm?Template=/G ... >LINK
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-26-05 08:55 AM
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AllegroRondo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-26-05 10:12 AM
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61. add Roy Blunt to the Missouri list
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napi21 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-26-05 12:48 PM
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64. Do you realize almost EVERY one of them is linked to Abramoff?
I didn't count the total of all the different charges, but I counted 84 different people linked to Abramoff!!!!

No damn wonder Washington is so upset about that investigation!!!!
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NoodleBoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-26-05 02:26 PM
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67. The Honorable Gov's. Evan Mecham and Fife Symington (Arizona)
The Honorable Governor Evan Mecham, 1987-1988:

Failed to report a $350,000 from a contributor to his campaign for Governor as required by campaign laws; loaned himself $80,000 of public money to help his failing car dealership; allegations of covering up a death threat by one of his appointees to a government employee. Was the first US Governor to face removal from office by three means simultaneously: impeachment by the legislature, a scheduled recall election, and a criminal indictment.

The Honorable Governor Fife Symington, 1991-1997:

Resigned after being convicted of bank fraud charges. Conviction overturned due to improper dismissal of a juror during deliberations. Pardoned by Clinton, probably so he would stop wasting the Federal government's time and money investigating him.
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ChiciB1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-26-05 03:08 PM
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70. Thanks For This Post... It's Great! Next Question....
Whaz' happening?? Will anything happen??

America has really been bought and paid for!
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BJW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-26-05 03:10 PM
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71. Additions
Hi OKThatsIt!

Here's one from the Hawaii DU state forum:

Edited on Wed Oct-26-05 06:36 PM by KamaAina

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph ...

Gov. Lingle (R-Says She's Moderate but has Karen Hughes on Speed Dial) had to fill a vacancy in the Legislature created when Ken Hiraki resigned to go work as a lobbyist for the phone company (a division of Carlyle!) Hawai'i elections law states that the Governor must appoint a member of the same party to fill such a vacancy; Hiraki is a Democrat. So what does she do? Appoint the biggest DINO she can find? No, not good enough: she got one of her repuke cronies to re-register as Dem and promptly appointed her to the seat -- only to find that said crony has a criminal record!! Stay tuned...

I'm really surprised that this hasn't gotten more traction in a local media scene that has far too many outlets chasing very little hard news (missing hikers can dominate the headlines for days!).

Edit: Uber-repuke Jim Henshaw, failed legislative candidate from Windward O'ahu, actually wrote an LTTE condemning this sleazefest. Go figure.
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OKthatsIT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-05 12:29 AM
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82. I need links on this..however, I found ACLU case
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BJW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-26-05 03:10 PM
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72. Additions
Hi OKThatsIt!

Here's one from the Hawaii DU state forum:

Edited on Wed Oct-26-05 06:36 PM by KamaAina

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph ...

Gov. Lingle (R-Says She's Moderate but has Karen Hughes on Speed Dial) had to fill a vacancy in the Legislature created when Ken Hiraki resigned to go work as a lobbyist for the phone company (a division of Carlyle!) Hawai'i elections law states that the Governor must appoint a member of the same party to fill such a vacancy; Hiraki is a Democrat. So what does she do? Appoint the biggest DINO she can find? No, not good enough: she got one of her repuke cronies to re-register as Dem and promptly appointed her to the seat -- only to find that said crony has a criminal record!! Stay tuned...

I'm really surprised that this hasn't gotten more traction in a local media scene that has far too many outlets chasing very little hard news (missing hikers can dominate the headlines for days!).

Edit: Uber-repuke Jim Henshaw, failed legislative candidate from Windward O'ahu, actually wrote an LTTE condemning this sleazefest. Go figure.
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BJW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-26-05 03:15 PM
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73. More Additions
Sorry for the double post.

Here's a posted response from the Calif. DU state board:

Keep an eye on ex mayor Dick Murphy too. He might be investigated as part of the Pensiongate problems later. Not sure if he's in their sights right now. The pensiongate councilmen that got kicked out earlier were Democrats though. I also recall that Duncan Hunter had a very sizable count of similar contributions that Hastert had. Hastert is of course being investigated for his due to the Turkish contributions that may have influenced his handling of the Armenian Genocide vote in the House some years ago. Wonder what Hunter's contributions were for.
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BJW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-26-05 04:11 PM
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75. Additions from NJ Board
Here's a post from the NJ state board:

oceancountypolitics.com

Regularly updated by a local who hates the corruption that goes on in Ocean county. All the way down to the wards and school boards. Interesting site, does all politicians, dem or rep but a corrupt politician is a corrupt politician.

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OKthatsIT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-05 12:35 AM
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83. I think I need another week for this link
revision is tomorrow night, after we get the BIG NEWSSSSSSS
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BJW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-26-05 07:25 PM
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79. Additions from Iowa Board part 1
Around $15,000 I believe. Now he's running for Governor. There's a link around here somewhere and I'll post it if I find it.
The link. www.pcactionfund.org

Alert
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BJW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-26-05 07:27 PM
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80. Additions from Iowa Board part 2
Oops first part referenced repug Nussel (1st Distr) Iowa.

Also from Iowa--King

King and DeLay are joined at the hip anyway...

Not to mention all the shit King's said. A short list includes, "(Abu Ghraib was) little more than hazing," "We have to stand up and say no to this thing we call diversity," and "There are only things we can do about (Muslims): either convert them to Christianity or kill them."

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OKthatsIT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-05 12:44 AM
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84. explain this one...i'm lost here
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OKthatsIT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-05 12:45 AM
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85. ok, got it
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AUYellowDog Donating Member (313 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-05 12:00 AM
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81. Alabama
Ala. Dems seek investigation into financing of anti-gay flier
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) The Alabama Democratic Party has asked state prosecutors to investigate the financing of a Republican flier that accused a Democratic candidate of supporting same-sex marriage because she failed to sign a pledge against it. The flier, sponsored by the Republican Legislative Committee, stated that Democrat Gloria Dolbare had not signed a Christian Coalition pledge to support a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriages in the state. In a special election last month, Republican Nick Williams defeated Dolbare in the race for the House seat, vacated by the death last year of Dolbares husband, Jeff Dolbare. The flier said: Let Gloria Dolbare know God made Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve! Democratic Party Chair Redding Pitt sent letters last week to Attorney General Troy King and to Montgomery County District Attorney Ellen Brooks saying that the Republican committee did not file a report five days before the election showing who paid for the ad, as required by state law.
http://www.washblade.com/2005/2-25/news/legislative /
Turns out that Ms. Dolbare doesn't support gay marriage and no one had every approached her about the pledge. It was nothing more than a bold faced lie in order to win a seat.
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Kire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-05 02:19 AM
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86. Pay to play in Warren County NJ
Freeholders pay part time attorney higher salary than the state Attorney General.

http://www.njfordemocracy.org/warren-county/warren-coun...
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OKthatsIT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-05 03:06 PM
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88. Coin dealer NOE, major GOP contributor..INDICTED
Major Republican Donor Indicted in Ohio

By JOHN SEEWER
The Associated Press
Thursday, October 27, 2005; 3:54 PM

TOLEDO, Ohio -- A coin dealer and major GOP donor at the center of a scandal in Ohio state government has been indicted in a federal investigation into contributions to President Bush's re-election campaign, his attorney said Thursday.

The grand jury was examining whether Tom Noe skirted campaign finance laws by having others donate money for him. Federal laws limit individual contributions to $2,000.

This 2001 file photo shows Thomas W. Noe at the Statehouse in Columbus, Ohio. A federal grand jury has indicted Noe, a prominent GOP contributor in an investigation into contributions to President Bush's re-election campaign, his attorney, Jon Richardson said Thursday, Oct. 27, 2005. (AP Photo/Will Shilling) File) (Will Shilling - AP)
Noe's lawyer, Jon Richardson, said he did not have any immediate details on the indictment. The charges were to be announced later in the day by the FBI and the Justice Department, and federal prosecutors would not comment before then.

Noe is also under investigation over an ill-fated $50 million investment in rare coins he managed for the state workers' compensation fund. Noe has acknowledged that up to $13 million is missing, and Ohio's attorney general has accused him of stealing as much as $6 million.

The coin dealer contributed more than $105,000 to Republicans, including Bush and Gov. Bob Taft, during the last campaign.

The Republican National Committee announced in June that Bush was returning $4,000 in campaign contributions from Noe.

An investigation into Noe's coin investments led to the governor's conviction in August on charges he failed to report golf outings and other gifts.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/20...
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-05 04:18 PM
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89. Virginia-GOP wiretapping (Dem meeting) and then sue their insurance co.
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OKthatsIT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-05 04:56 PM
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90. UNBBBBBBELIEVABLE, arrogance and audacity of the GOP
I grabbed your post and pasted it here because I'm trying to verify info with links...I dont want to lose these links.

You are missing the biggee
Va. GOP caught listening into Dem strategy meeting (wire tapping) and THEN they sued their insurance company for not covering them for their illegal actions. They were bankrupt and wouldn't have been able to field candidates had it not been for the suit and money from Sen.Warner and Sen.Allen.

Ex-Va. GOP Head's Wiretap Charges Upheld
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,81399,00.html

Ex-chief of GOP convicted
http://fredericksburg.com/News/FLS/2003/042003/04022003...

Judge won't dismiss charges against former Virginia GOP head
http://www.cnn.com/2003/ALLPOLITICS/03/17/gop.eavesdrop... /

Virginia: GOP sues insurance carrier
http://www.votelaw.com/blog/archives/003249.html


Eavesdropping Scandal Aftermath Pits Insurer Vs. Virginia GOP
August 22, 2005
http://www.insurancejournal.com/magazines/east/2005/08/...
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BJW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-05 04:52 PM
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91. Hey--I've Got Some More to Add
but I'll wait on posting more until you're done with the most recent big-ass update.
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mvd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-05 05:13 PM
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92. Great list - thanks
Edited on Fri Oct-28-05 05:14 PM by mvd
Addition:

PA House Speaker John Perzel in trouble in regards to the legislative pay raise. Possible pay to play involved with vacations, land, etc.
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LiberalEsto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-05 05:42 PM
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93. Extremely interesting! Found a former boss
in the Indymedia link to the Bush I White House sex scandal of 1989. The article in the link, which appeared in the Washington Times, indicates that during the investigation of the call-boy sex ring, they found that one of their own reporters, Stanley Mark Tapscott, was involved in the sex ring and resigned.
This creep, whom I knew as Mark Tapscott, was one of the most nasty rightwing bastards I've ever encountered. I quit my job (at a local paper in Maryland) because I couldn't stand working for him.
For the past few years Tapscott has been some sort of major turd at the Heritage Foundation - why are we not surprised?

What is the matter with these people? They preach "family values" when what they really value is raping children.
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corporatemedia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-30-05 11:33 AM
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94. You forgot T-RICKY Santorum and his Cybergate Scandal.....
T-Ricky was "honored" recently by CREW (Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington) by being named one of the "Top 13 Most CORRUPT Members of Congress."

For the full story -

http://santorumcybergate.blogspot.com /



Any questions? Just contact me.

(Tip of the hat to you - great list!)
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Ms. Clio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-30-05 12:20 PM
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95. "They're just Better People"
This is amazing work, thanks so much--it will be hitting the inboxes of a couple Repubs I know--although I am sure they will just sputter something about Clinton in response.
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