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Mazie Hirono Apologizes for Fundraising Off Kavanaugh Sexual Assault Hearing

Mazie Hirono Apologizes for Fundraising Off Kavanaugh Sexual Assault Hearing

The re-election campaign of Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI) earlier this week sent out an email fundraising off of the hearing on SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh. The email, titled "Asking for a minute to explain (Kavanaugh)," said Hirono was totally focused on investigating Kavanaugh and hadn’t been able to fundraise. "I am spending every minute of my day fighting the Republicans who are desperate to rush Brett Kavanaugh's nomination and deny a fair investigation into the credible sexual misconduct allegations against him," the email read. The problem? It was sent out about 30 minutes after Dr. Christine Blasey Ford began her testimony and some viewed the email as Hirono fundraising off Ford’s sexual assault allegations. A little over an hour later, the Hirono campaign sent an email which read: "A fundraising message was sent this morning in error … We apologize sincerely for the error. All contributions that were made on this page will be donated to organizations helping survivors of sexual assault." More here.

Michelle Obama Heads to the U

Michelle Obama Heads to the U

BlackRock and Thomson Reuters Want People to Invest in Companies That Promote Diversity and Inclusion Practices

BlackRock and Thomson Reuters Want People to Invest in Companies That Promote Diversity and Inclusion Practices