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This week, Louisiana's legislature sidetracked a bill that would basically outlaw all abortions in the state. The bill would criminalize all abortions and define them as feticide. Louisiana is joining Mississippi in seeking personhood rights for fetuses. These proposed laws are aimed at banning abortions for all cases, including rape and incest.
In a report issued today, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (aka CREW) lists the 11 most embarrassing re-elections of 2010, naming Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Sarasota, among them and citing a long list of allegations of campaign finance violations as evidence. Buchanan's name comes up frequently in news articles speculating about which Republicans will compete to challenge Democratic incumbent Sen. Bill Nelson in 2012. Read the CREW charges in full after the jump.