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Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback Becomes Sixth Republic Governor Under Scrutiny by Investigators

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

Republican governors have been under heat recently, and the latest is Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback.

The FBI is investigating whether Brownback confidantes were running an influence-peddling operation over getting people personal access to the governor, MSNBC reports.

He’s far from the only Republican governor receiving scrutiny.

According to MSNBC:

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R), for example, is at the center of a series of scandals, while former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) is facing corruption charges. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) has faced some uncomfortable questions recently; Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) has found himself at the center of an investigation into his handling of a district attorney’s drunken driving arrest; and subpoenas have already been issued in an investigation involving North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory’s (R) administration.

The Kansas inquiry is focusing on Parallel Strategies, a lobbying firm created by three former Brownback employees who left public service for the private sector.

NJ. Gov Christie Taps Ex-FBI Official for Homeland Security Post

 

Edward Dickson/nj gov photo

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

Edward Dickson, a 25-year veteran of the FBI, is the latest ex-fed to join the administration of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.

Christie, the ex-U.S. Attorney for Newark, announced Thursday that Dickson will become the state’s Director of Homeland Security and National Preparedness, the Newark Star-Ledger reported.

The paper reported that Dickson served four years as assistant special agent in charge of the FBI’s Newark division. His time overlapped with Christie while Christie was U.S. Attorney.

“I had the opportunity to see Ed’s extraordinary work ethic and his commitment to our state and our nation’s security up close,” Christie said at a news conference in the Statehouse, according to the paper. “Ed was on my short list from the time I was elected governor to come and work with me in the administration.”