Let’s Get Political: Christine Blasey Ford, campaign fraud and candidate endorsements

National:

What is going on with the Brett Kavanaugh nomination?

President Donald Trump nominated Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court this summer following Justice Anthony Kennedy announcing his retirement. Earlier this week, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford accused Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her when they were both highschool students.

Dr. Ford originally submitted a tip to the Washington Post in July, but wanted to remain anonymous. Ford then decided to tell her story publicly last week.

The Senate is at the end of their judiciary hearings to appoint Kavanaugh, and Republican leaders are calling on Ford to testify in front of the Senate by next week, which Ford agreed to on Saturday.

 

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2. Adam Thomas leaves Court (Source: The KC Star)

Adam Thomas, a candidate for Kansas’ 26th district state house seat was charged with election fraud last Friday. Thomas does not live in the house or district that he filed as, but will remain on the November ballot despite his conviction.

Former Jackson County executive was charged with 27-months in federal prison for embezzling campaign funds. Democrat Mike Sanders was in charge of a kickback scheme where he used money allocated for democratic campaigns on vacations, expensive wine and other personal uses.

Former U.S. Republican Senator Nancy Kassebaum, who represented Kansas for three terms, has endorsed Democrat Laura Kelly for Governor. Kelly faces Republican Kris Kobach and Independent Greg Orman in the highly competitive November race in Kansas.

 

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