Rick Scott Labels Bill Nelson a ‘Hypocrite’ for Stiffing Staff on Health Insurance, Dodging Taxes

Florida’s Republican governor Rick Scott slammed Sen. Bill Nelson (D., Fla.) after a Washington Free Beacon report revealed the incumbent senator’s campaign had been avoiding expenses such as health insurance and payroll tax by using only contract labor. “He’s been a hypocrite,” said Scott, who is running to take Nelson’s seat in the Senate. “Here’s …

Booker and Gillibrand Want to Stymie Special Interest Spending, Except for Labor Unions and Ideological Groups

Senators Cory Booker (N.J.) and Kirsten Gillibrand (N.Y.), who top the list of potential Democratic challengers to President Donald Trump in 2020, both announced last week that they would forgo accepting donations from corporate PACs in an effort to cure the corrosive effect they say special interest spending has had on the political system. But neither extended their pledge to labor unions and ideological groups.