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Renzi Gets His Due

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The news that Ariz Congressman Rick Renzi is in a whole lot of trouble with the feds reminded me that this was the same Renzi who ran what may have been the scuzziest negative ads of the 2006 campaign against attorney Ellen Simon–the ad linked Simon to the Massachusetts ACLU’s attempt to protect the North American Man Boy Love Association’s (NAMBLA) freedom of speech. (Simon was apparently an ACLU member in Cleveland and had nothing to do with the case). And then there’s this fascinating linkage with another Republican in trouble:

U.S. Rep. John Doolittle made a similar [ACLU-NAMBLA] connection to
his California opponent, who is an ACLU member.

Doolittle is also being investigated by the Feds.

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