As The Washington Post reported yesterday, ethics should prove a big issue in elections this November. It got me to wondering - in just how many races will ethics be a defining issue?
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This is the year of Jack Abramoff, after all, and though lobbying reform itself has turned into a joke, corruption itself should loom large as a political issue. But how large?
Here's where we need some help from you, the reader. Is your rep feeling heat about a lobbyist-funded junket, a particularly egregious instance of cronyism, or a sweet kickback deal? Let us know about it. We'll be compiling a master list of muck-heavy races to keep an eye on as part of our upcoming Elections 2006 project.
To help, send in your rep's name, a brief description of the muck, and, if possible, a link to a supporting article.
Our preliminary count looks like this: