From the Barrel of a Gun
Lurking Rhythmically
Random Nuclear Strikes
Daily Pundit
Only Guns and Money
Mostly Cajun
Massad Ayoob
The View From North Central Idaho
Armed and Dangerous
Hell in a Handbasket
View From The Porch
Guns, Cars, and Tech
Legal Insurrection
Irons in the Fire
Volokh Conspiracy
Snowflakes in Hell
Shot in the Dark
Power Line
Michael Bane
The Smallest Minority
Sharp as a Marble
The Silicon Greybeard
3 boxes of BS
Of Arms and the Law
Bacon, Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, Explosives
Speculative Fiction
John Lott
IRS Scandal
Monster Hunter Nation
Right to be Armed

Most Popular

Featured Posts

Subscribe to Atom Feed

Tweets by @TriggerBlog


Senate ethics complaints filed against 10 Senators

“These senators improperly attempted to use the IRS to suppress the free speech of American citizens for their party’s electoral gain,” said Brad Smith, chairman of the Center and a former Chairman of the Federal Election Commission. “We will fight this type of abuse of power and work to ensure that those who have violated Senate Ethics rules are held to account.”

The 10 Democrat Senators with ethics complaints filed over their attempts to suppress political activity using the Internal Revenue Service, along with the year of their next reelection campaign, organized for your convenience:

SenatorPartyStateLast ElectionNext ElectionOpponent
Harry ReidDemocratNevada20102016
Dick DurbinDemocratIllinois20082014Jim Oberweis
Chuck SchumerDemocratNew York20102016
Carl LevinDemocratMichigan2008N/A (2014)
Michael BennetDemocratColorado20102016
Sheldon WhitehouseDemocratRhode Island20122018
Jeanne ShaheenDemocratNew Hampshire20082014
Al FrankenDemocratMinnesota20082014
Jeff MerkleyDemocratOregon20082014Monica Wehby
Tom UdallDemocratNew Mexico20082014Allen Weh

Note how many have reelection campaigns in 2014. Chuck Schumer's seat is probably safe, but he has a leadership position in the Senate so he's helping his friends. Harry Reid of course is the Senate Majority Leader. (The ethics complaint against him was filed separately, and focused on Reid's constant attacks on the Koch brothers from the Senate floor).

UPDATE: I have located the complaint.

This entry was published 2014-06-04 10:47:19.0 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2014-06-08 20:35:42.0. [Tweet]

comments powered by Disqus

Recent Entries

Most Popular

Featured Entries

If you would like to receive new posts by email:

I am not a lawyer, and nothing on this site should be taken as legal advice. this site is run on custom blog software and is being actively developed. Please be forgiving of errors.

This website is an Amazon affiliate and will receive financial compensation for products purchased from Amazon through links on this site.