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moet.jpgA bit of potential hallelujah news from Howie:

The Associated Press has a story out on the wires today that bodes ill for Doolittle, very ill. Many have suspected that Abramoff has been supplying federal investigators with information about his former congressional crony Doolittle. And the involvement in the case of the Abramoff-Doolittle go-between, another GOP criminal, Kevin Ring, seemed to seal the fates of both Doolittle and his moll/wife, Julie. Their home and offices were raided by the FBI and evidence was hauled away.

But today’s news involves yet another top Doolittle staffer, David Lopez, turning on his former boss. Lopez is cooperating with the FBI as they build a devastating case against Doolittle. Lopez was Doolittle’s chief of staff until 2005– and then his campaign consultant until last year when the roof began collapsing– and according to his attorney, he has provided the FBI with “several hundred pages of campaign finance records… under subpoena.”

I just love the sound of the words “under subpoena” and “Doolittle” in the same sentence. BooYah! 

In case you were wondering, yes, Charlie Brown has already announced his candidacy for the seat.  Here’s his Blue America chat with us from February.  You can contribute to his campaign here.


Please keep those calls going on habeas. Thanks for all the calls thus far, gang! Let’s keep that capitol switchboard humming today.

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Christy Hardin Smith

Christy Hardin Smith

Christy is a "recovering" attorney, who earned her undergraduate degree at Smith College, in American Studies and Government, concentrating in American Foreign Policy. She then went on to graduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania in the field of political science and international relations/security studies, before attending law school at the College of Law at West Virginia University, where she was Associate Editor of the Law Review. Christy was a partner in her own firm for several years, where she practiced in a number of areas including criminal defense, child abuse and neglect representation, domestic law, civil litigation, and she was an attorney for a small municipality, before switching hats to become a state prosecutor. Christy has extensive trial experience, and has worked for years both in and out of the court system to improve the lives of at risk children.

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