Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Mitch McConnell: One of Washington's 20 Most Corrupt Politicians

The non-partisan watchdog group, Citizens for Reform and Ethics in Washington (CREW), has named Republican Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky as one of the twenty most corrupt politicians in the current Congress.  Republican McConnell is one of only three sitting Senators to make CREW's list of shame in 2008. 

Republican McConnell, who is also Senate Minority Leader, is being challenged by Democrat Bruce Lunsford in this year's KY Senate race. ElectBlue strongly supports Lunsford. We urge our readers to help Lunsford win this important Senate seat for the people of Kentucky. 

In releasing its report, CREW spokesperson Melanie Sloan issued the following statement:
With soaring gas prices, a housing market in crisis, rising unemployment, and a nation at war, elected officials should be prioritizing their constituents’ needs over their own self-interests. Unfortunately, the members of Congress listed in CREW’s Most Corrupt report have decided that their personal needs are paramount to those they represent. This report holds them accountable for those choices.

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