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House ethics panel finds no wrongdoing by Vern Buchanan

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The House Ethics Committee on Friday ended a four-year probe into Republican Rep. Vern Buchanan of Florida, finding no evidence that the lawmaker violated House rules. The ethics panel said in a report that there is not enough evidence to conclude that Buchanan himself was aware of unlawful payments made by companies affiliated with him to reimburse campaign contributors. Still, the committee cautioned Buchanan to “exercise more diligence over affairs related to his campaign.” Buchanan, in his fifth term representing…

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Patrick Murphy says ethics office report disqualifies Alan Grayson from public service

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Citing numerous allegations by the Office of Congressional Ethics against U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy said Wednesday it should disqualify his Democratic Senate opponent from public service. Speaking about the ethics findings released Tuesday after a nine-month probe into Grayson’s personal business and financial dealings while he’s been in Congress, Murphy said the allegations are “incredibly concerning” and the House Ethics Committee’s continued probe is evidence that Grayson remains in deep trouble. “The committee has voted to continue investigating Congressman Alan Grayson because he…

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House Ethics panel continues probe into Alan Grayson, who maintains he has done nothing wrong

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The U.S. House Committee on Ethics is extending its review into allegations of ethical violations against U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson involving his Cayman Islands hedge fund and other private businesses. But the committee announced Tuesday it is not going to assign a subcommittee to investigate the charges. Tuesday was the deadline for the committee to decide what to do with a list of as many as eight counts, including ethics and legal violations, brought against Grayson in December by the…

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‘Embarrassed’ by Alan Grayson, Eleanor Sobel endorses Patrick Murphy for U.S. Senate

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If liberal U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson was counting on progressive backing for a possible Senate bid, ethical concerns cost him at least one important local supporter. Today, state Sen. Eleanor Sobel endorsed U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy‘s bid for the U.S. Senate, citing the latest revelations about Grayson as an important tipping point in her decision. “I cannot, in good conscience, sit back and watch Alan Grayson continue embarrassing my party and my state,” said Sobel. “His profane tirades were one thing, but…

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