Anthony Brown campaign accused of coordinating with super PAC

By   /  September 19, 2014  /  Abuse of power, Campaign Finance, Maryland, Politics & Elections, State Elections, State Government, State Politics, unions, Watchdog Citizen News  /  No Comments

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By Brad Matthews | WatchdogWire.com
Republican Larry Hogan’s campaign earlier this month filed a complaint against the Democratic Anthony Brown campaign, accusing Brown’s campaign of illegally coordinating with the super PAC One State, One Future, which receives large amounts of its funding from unions.
On Wednesday, the Hogan campaign followed up by releasing a table of shared donors [...]

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Mayor facing recall election gets booed at town hall meeting

By   /  September 19, 2014  /  Elections, Free Speech, Local Government, Local News, Ohio, Politics & Elections, Watchdog Citizen News  /  No Comments

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Richmond Heights Mayor Miesha Headen, who is facing a recall, was in hot water this week as citizen anger boiled over at a town hall.

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Conservative group files elections complaint over fracking political ads

By   /  September 19, 2014  /  Elections, News, North Carolina, Politics, Politics & Elections  /  No Comments

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By Paul Chesser
A conservative North Carolina think tank and government watchdog alleges two out-of-state environmental groups hid behind a nonexistent “shell” organization as it ran election ads against six Republican legislators.
The Raleigh-based Civitas Institute on Thursday filed a complaint with the State Board of Elections, charging that the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Southern Environmental [...]

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Florida’s 26th Congressional District has a short, but jaded, past

By   /  September 19, 2014  /  Elections, Florida, News, Politics, Politics & Elections  /  No Comments

SEEING DOUBLE: An election-watch group says 14,646 people hold voter registrations in Maryland and in Fairfax County, Va.

Florida’s 26th Congressional District has been plagued with political scandals since its inception four years ago. Now it may add another to its record.

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Could Bobby Jindal ride the energy boom to the White House?

By   /  September 18, 2014  /  Energy and Environment, Federal Government, Louisiana, Politics & Elections, Watchdog Citizen News  /  No Comments

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Gov. Bobby Jindal made headlines across the political blogosphere Tuesday by releasing an energy plan that he says will make America an energy superpower.

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Bernie Sanders parachutes way out of a response to golden parachutes ad

By   /  September 18, 2014  /  Elections, Issues, News, Politics & Elections, Vermont  /  No Comments

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U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders has opted to parachute out of a response to a hard-hitting ad claiming he and his wife, Jane Sanders, benefited from a $200,000 golden parachute severance package from Burlington College.

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