Trouble brewing in New Jersey
The Republican Party is facing scandal after scandal after Republican Senate candidate Phil Mitsch tweeted some interesting sex advice for women and Republican Medford Mayor Chris Myers allegedly paying to have sex with a young man. Mitsch told his Twitter followers, “Women, you increase your odds of keeping your men by being faithful, a lady in the living room and a whore in the bedroom.” He later defended his remark calling it a “good tip.” Myers is denying allegations that he paid a young man from RentBoys.com to have sex with him. The young man published online photos of Myers in compromising positions. Both Republicans say they are advocates for “traditional marriage.”
Michele Bachmann verbally attacks protestors
Tea Party favorite, Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann, was booed and heckled during a California fundraising speech where she attacked the Occupy Wall Street protestors. Calling the protests, “tremendously counterproductive,” the Republican presidential hopeful referenced a recent poll that stated 98 percent of Occupy Wall Street protesters believe in civil disobedience. When told that a similar poll for the Tea Party protestors indicated most believed in civil disobedience, she replied, “At least the Tea Party picks up their own trash.”
Utah GOP fights to remove voters
Utah lawmakers endorsed a bill that would allow removing voters who miss four consecutive elections and fail to respond to a notice mailed to them. The bill will be considered by the general assembly during the next legislative session, despite fervent protests from the Democrats. Utah has the second-lowest voter turnout and Democrats argue the recent redistricting will disenfranchise more Utahns. GOP leaders say the bill will help strike a much needed balance to remove people from the voting records.