Biggest Political Scandals of 2011

Over the course of 2011, there were was plenty of information about political dirt out there. Anywhere from sex scandals, to the Justice Department which allowed guns to illicitly flow into Mexico. However, these our some of these scandals which, to me, stood out the most. John Ensign John Ensign resigned in April after an […]

The Whiskey Ring – The Avoidance of Taxes on Whiskey During 1875

The Whiskey Ring was a scandal which, during 1875, involved diversion of tax revenues in a conspiracy among government agents, politicians, whiskey distillers, and distributors. The scandal started in St Louis but later spread to other places, such as Chicago, Milwaukee, and New Orleans. Before being caught, a group of mostly Republican politicians were able […]

Can Lee Byberg Claim Victory Over Collin Peterson?

Joining the political scene in 2010, Lee Byberg when he tried running for U.S. Representative for Minnesota’s 7th congressional district. He was born on August 26th, 1962 in Brazil, Paraguay, later moving to Norway. He graduated from the University of Minnesota in the year 1990. He is a member of the Republican party who lost […]

Can Chip Cravaack Retain Minnesota’s 8th District Seat?

Taking office in January 2011, Congressman Chip Cravaack pulled off an upset victory over Democratic incumbent and 18-term representative Jim Oberstar by only 4,400 votes. This made Cravaack the first Republican to hold the seat since 1947. His tenure in the House of Representatives has been met with controversy. His support of fellow Representative Michele […]

Kathy Castor Wants to Continue Representing the 11th Congressional District

Kathy Castor is one of the few Democrats representing the state of Florida in the US House of Representatives. She covers the 11th congressional district, representing the majority of Tampa and St. Petersburg. Castor first took office in 2007, joining the wave of Democrats seizing control of Congress after ten years of Republican rule. Before […]

Can C.W. Bill Young Hold His Seat?

As the longest-serving Republican member of Congress, Charles William “Bill” Young has represented Florida’s 10th congressional district since 1971. During his tenure in the House of Representatives, Young has obtained a striking 3,570 earmarks, a number greater than any other member of the body. He believes that this is the way Congress has always conducted […]

Is Gus for Us? Should Gus Bilirakis Be Reelected?

Serving as the congressman from Florida’s 9th district, Gus Bilirakis took federal office in 2007 following a close-fought race with his Democratic opponent. A lifelong Republican, Bilirakis first served in the Florida House of Representatives before becoming a US Congressional Representative. He is a member of his party’s Whip team, helping to get the necessary […]

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