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Florida Republican Who Once Claimed Alien Abduction Announces House Bid
Bettina Rodriguez Aguilera is joining the GOP primary for Ros-Lehtinen’s open seat

Former Doral, Florida, city councilwoman Bettina Rodriguez Aguilera once claimed aliens took her up in their spacecraft controlled by quartz stones. Now she's running for Florida's open 27th District seat in 2018.(bettinaforcongress.com)

Either Bettina Rodriguez Aguilera has been watching too much Syfy Channel or she’s really just that special. We’ll probably never know for sure.

No matter, the 59-year-old Republican, who once recalled in an interview a visit from three blond-haired aliens who took her aboard their spacecraft, is running for Florida’s 27th District seat being vacated by Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen.

Former Brady Challenger Admits to Accepting Bribe Money to Drop Out of 2012 Race
Former Philadelphia municipal court judge has been cooperating with federal investigators for months

Rep. Robert Brady, D-Pa., walks down the House steps following a series of votes on Thursday, April 19, 2012. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

A former primary challenger to Pennsylvania Rep. Robert A. Brady has agreed to cooperate with a federal investigation into $90,000 he says he received from Brady's campaign to drop from the 2012 race.

Former Philadelphia Municipal Court Judge Jimmie Moore has said he accepted $90,000 in concealed bribe money from the Democratic congressman’s campaign. He has been mum on whether his testimony could implicate Brady directly.

Bera’s Father Released From Prison
California congressman’s dad caught illegally funneling $270,000 to his son’s campaign

Rep. Ami Bera, D-Calif., has maintained he didn’t know about his father’s illegal campaign funding scheme.. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Rep. Ami Bera’s father has been released from federal prison seven weeks before the end of his full sentence of a year and a day.

Babulal Bera was given credit for good behavior, a spokeswoman for the federal Bureau of Prisons told The Associated Press, but will still check in with a probation officer for three years.

Sasse Rips ‘Brown Shirt Pajama Boy Nazi’ Richard Spencer
Nebraska senator evokes founding documents to deconstruct white supremacy

Sen. Ben Sasse took to Twitter Thursday to lay into white supremacist Richard Spencer. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Sen. Ben Sasse may not have the tech savvy to properly thread a series of tweets.

But the Nebraska Republican showed he’s more than capable of savaging white supremacists on the app.

Kid Rock’s United States of ’Merica
Detroit artist, aka Robert Ritchie, registering voters at concerts

ACM Guitarist of the Year Derek Wells and Singer/Songwriter Kid Rock perform during Charlie Worsham's Midnight Jam - Day 3 on June 10, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Rick Diamond/Getty Images)

Musician and potential Michigan Senate candidate Kid Rock is registering voters at his shows in Detroit.

The musician, whose real name is Robert Ritchie, posted on Twitter that he would be registering voters during his stint at Detroit’s Little Caesar’s Arena, where he is performing six concerts.

Porn Actress Doesn’t Like Cruz Back
‘But I’m happy to see that he could be a fan of mine,’ she says

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz walks through the Senate subway as he leaves the Capitol on Tuesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

The pornographic actress in the video briefly liked by Sen. Ted Cruz’s Twitter account said she’s not a fan of the Texas Republican.

“With his stance against the porn industry and adult entertainment, I’m not a fan of Ted Cruz,” actress Cory Chase told the New York Daily News on Tuesday.

Cruz’s Twitter Account Liked a Porn Video
Staff says “offensive tweet” has been removed

Staff for Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, seen here last week with Connecticut Sen. Christopher S. Murphy, said the offending post has been reported to Twitter. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Twitter followers of Sen. Ted Cruz got an eyeful when they checked what the Texas Republican was liking these days.

Cruz’s personal account late Monday showed he liked a two-minute pornographic video from the Twitter account @SexuallPosts, the New York Daily News reported.

Democrats Launch ‘Rohrabacher Conspiracy’ Site
Hopes to connect the dots between ‘Putin’s congressman’ and several figures in Russia investigation

“The Rohrabacher Conspiracy” ties California Republican Rep. Dana Rohrabacher to various figures in the Russia investigation. (therohrabacherconspiracy.com)

Democrats are targeting Republican Rep. Dana Rohrabacher with a new website intended to point out connections between the California congressman and figures in the investigation into Russian meddling in last year’s election.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee launched its “The Rohrabacher Conspiracy” on Wednesday. It shows a bulletin board that links Rohrabacher to various individuals, including Natalia Veselnitskaya, the Russian lawyer who met with President Donald Trump’s son Donald Trump Jr., and Paul Manafort, the former Trump campaign chairman who is under investigation for his ties to Russia.

Protesters Hold a Mock Duel With Farenthold
Comes after he implied he wanted to challenge senators to a duel

Rep. Blake Farenthold, R-Texas, told protesters that he had a prior commitment and couldn’t attend Sunday’s event. (Bill Clark/Roll Call file photo)

Protesters showed up to Texas Rep. Blake Farenthold’s office in Corpus Christi to take him up on his offer last week to challenge women senators to a duel.

Last week, Farenthold told radio station KEYS it was “absolutely repugnant” that “some female senators from the Northeast” were holding up Republican attempts to repeal and replace the 2010 health care law.

Nehlen Takes the Empty Chair Route Against Ryan
Goes full Clint Eastwood against House speaker

Paul Nehlen lost to House Speaker Paul D. Ryan by 68 points in last year’s Republican primary, but he’s looking for a rematch. (Nehlen for Congress via Facebook)

Failed primary challenger to Speaker Paul D. Ryan Paul Nehlen has taken to debating an empty chair in the speaker’s place as he plans a rematch against Ryan.

Nehlen held an event in the town of Delevan where an empty chair was placed next to a lectern and a microphone according to the Janesville GazetteXtra.