Thursday, October 14, 2010

I'm sure it's just more liberal bias

Rep. Marsha Blackburn dismissive of being named to 'most corrupt' list
By Bartholomew Sullivan • THE COMMERCIAL APPEAL • October 14, 2010

WASHINGTON — Less than a month before midterm elections, the Washington-based watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington has named U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn to its list of the 26 “most corrupt” members of Congress.

CREW gave the Franklin Republican the designation based on what it calls “her repeated failure to properly report campaign receipts and expenditures, including payments made to a family-owned business.”

Blackburn campaign spokesman Darcy Anderson dismissed the listing as old news wrapped in a fundraising appeal.

“The FEC dismissed this matter two years ago after the congressman discovered and addressed it with her constituents,” Anderson said. “The only new information is that CREW wants more money.”

Blackburn, who is in her fourth term, faces Democrat college professor Greg Rabidoux of Clarksville on Nov. 2.

Besides Blackburn, the list includes U.S. Reps. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., and Maxine Waters, D-Calif., both currently involved with House ethics complaints, and Sens. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., the minority leader, and John Ensign, R-Nev., whose parents paid off the cuckolded husband of his mistress.