Stuart Rothenberg

Will Scandal Loom Large in ’08 Elections?

Last month, the FBI raided the offices of Rep. Rick Renzi’s family business as part of an ongoing Justice Department investigation into a land-swap deal that could benefit one of the Arizona Republican’s friends. Just days before that raid, the FBI searched the home of Rep. John Doolittle, apparently looking for records of a company run by the California Republican’s wife, who had done business with disgraced GOP lobbyist Jack Abramoff.